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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.

Contact at local office

MG11
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

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Convener

Parliamentary Bureau

Convener

Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

Party Roles

Alison does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Alison has had 14 previous roles

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

13 May 2021 - 29 September 2021

Conveners Group

Convener

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

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 former member of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign. [Amended interest 19 August 2022]

I received 2 tickets for a 30th anniversary concert from Global, and attended an event at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 12th February 2022. The value of the tickets is below the threshold for registration. [Registered 24 March 2022]

I am a supporter of UNICEF.

I am a member of Friends of Lagganlia.

I am a former member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Athletics. [Amended interest 8 December 2022]

On 26 February 2022, I and a guest attended the Scotland v France rugby match at Murrayfield as guests of Scottish Rugby Union (the governing body and promoter of Scottish rugby union, of Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ). In addition to tickets for the match, the hospitality included food and drink. The cost of this hospitality, estimated by the SRU, was approximately £2000. [Registered 24 March 2022]

On 10th November 2022, I and a guest attended the Billie Jean King Cup tennis competition at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, as guests of the Lawn Tennis Association. The value of the tickets and hospitality was £778.46. [Registered 8 December 2022]

I am a former Scotland Committee Member of Fields in Trust (operating name of the National Playing Fields Association). [Amended interest 19 August 2022]

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.

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: 30 March 2023

General Question Time

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone): "Good morning. The first item of business is general questions. Short and succinct questions and responses are appreciated."

Chamber meeting date: 30 March 2023

Greyhound Racing

The Presiding Officer: "I suggest that that supplementary question is not relevant to the substantive question."

Chamber meeting date: 30 March 2023

Learning for Sustainability Action Plan (North-east Scotland)

The Presiding Officer: "I ask Ms Dunbar to remember that the focus of questions must be on issues for which the Scottish Government has general responsibility in relation to the transition."

Chamber meeting date: 30 March 2023

General Practitioner Surgeries (New Patients)

The Presiding Officer: "We must have more concise questions and responses."

Chamber meeting date: 30 March 2023

Schools (Poverty-related Issues)

The Presiding Officer: "Thank you, Mr Doris."

Votes

How Alison Johnstone has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alison Johnstone has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-08470

First Minister's Appointment of Junior Scottish Ministers

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 30, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Result 71 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 2 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-08469

First Minister's Appointment of Scottish Ministers

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 30, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 30, 2023

Result 71 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 2 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. Douglas Ross

Result 31 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 98 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. Humza Yousaf

Result 71 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 58 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. Anas Sarwar

Result 22 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 107 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Alison Johnstone has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those 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. S5F-04923

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5F-04881

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"Question to be taken in Chamber."

Taken in the Chamber on 11 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. S5O-05092

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on working towards making Scotland the world's first rewilding nation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5T-02690

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the detection of the so-called Brazilian variant of COVID-19 in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 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

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