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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alison Johnstone

No Party Affiliation

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2021 - present day

Scottish Green Party

Former MSP for Lothian (Region) 2011 - 2021

About Alison Johnstone

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6362
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alison is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alison is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alison has 3 parliamentary and government roles

Parliamentary Bureau

Convener

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Convener

Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Alison does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alison has had 13 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

29 August 2017 - 04 May 2021

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

07 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

29 October 2014 - 27 November 2014

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 27 November 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

01 November 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 01 November 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alison's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Alison Johnstone. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I own a share, worth £250, in Dig-In Brunstfield, a community greengrocer in Edinburgh. This is not greater than 1% of the total value of the share capital.

I am a Scotland Committee Member of Fields in Trust (operating name of the National Playing Fields Association).

I am a member of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign.

I own a share, worth £250, in Harlow Hydro, a community hydropower scheme near Edinburgh. This is not greater than 1% of the total value of the share capital.

I am a member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Athletics.

I am a member of Friends of Lagganlia.

I am a supporter of UNICEF.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alison Johnstone has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 13 July 2021

Covid-19

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone): "Good afternoon. The first item of business is a statement by Nicola Sturgeon on Covid-19. The First Minister will take questions at the end of her statement, so there should be no interventions or interruptions."

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

First Minister’s Question Time

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone): "Good afternoon. I remind members that social distancing measures are in place in the chamber and across the Holyrood campus…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Scottish Qualifications Authority

The Presiding Officer: "We will hear the First Minister."

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Motion

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone): "The next item of business is consideration of Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body motion S6M-00505, on appointments to the Scottish Commission for Public Audit…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Parliamentary Bureau Motion

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone): "The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S6M-00492, on the designation of a lead committee. I ask George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to move the motion…

Votes

How Alison Johnstone has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alison Johnstone has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alison Johnstone has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S5W-35523

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people living with HIV will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine through their HIV clinic, as is the case in England and Wales."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35524

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is being provided to English language schools that have had to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35574

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it is collecting regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of BAME people."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35530

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that the mental health of BAME men has been the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 5 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35521

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it engages with people who have lived experienced of long-term COVID-19 symptoms when devising support for people with long-COVID."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35226

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to student social workers who are unable to obtain placements and whose qualification might be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-33757

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents involving snaring have been reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Scotland in each calendar year since 2017, also broken down by how many subsequent (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 17 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33874

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what COVID-19-related business support is available to cattery and kennel businesses, in light of reports that some have been advised that their business does not fall into a category where such support is available."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33875

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to businesses that are not required to close by the COVID-19 restrictions but are experiencing financial difficulties because of the impact of the pandemic and the restrictions that are in place elsewhere on the amount of business that they can carry out."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 14 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33684

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that (a) people on low incomes, (b) older people and (c) vulnerable people are supported to (i) acquire, (ii) install and (iii) maintain in working order the smoke and heat alarm equipment specified in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (Tolerable Standard) (Extension of Criteria) Order 2019."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 9 December 2020

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