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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Daniel Johnson

Scottish Labour

MSP for Edinburgh Southern (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Daniel Johnson

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 0131 541 2145
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

134 Comiston Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5QN

Committees

Daniel is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Daniel is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Outdoor Education

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Daniel has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Daniel has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on the Economy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Daniel has had 12 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

11 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Deputy Convener

20 November 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 11 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Member

18 June 2019 - 09 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

17 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

09 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice Committee

Member

23 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 28 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Daniel'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 Daniel Johnson. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 8 to 13 October 2017, I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). I met a number of Government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The total cost of the flight, hotel and ancillary expenses was £6400. These costs were entirely met by the Taiwanese Government as detailed above.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

I own 100% of the issued share capital of Stripe Retail Ltd, a company providing retail consulting and advisory services. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £249,230. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

Voluntary

I am a member of the Fabian Society.

I am currently a non-working director of Stripe Retail Ltd but receive no remuneration or benefits in kind from this company. I am, as declared, a shareholder in this company and therefore receive dividends from it.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a member of the Cooperative Party.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

I am Vice Chair of the board of the ADHD Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales, Registered Charity Number 1120898.

I am an associate member of the Labour Women’s Network.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Daniel Johnson 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: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I think that right now everyone in Scotland is asking themselves two fundamental questions. First, they ask, “Can I afford to get ill…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Budget 2023-24 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

Daniel Johnson: "There is a technical aspect, which is that, although the Auditor General reports to the Parliament, the Audit Commission reports to the Government. There is a dual role in place on that technical point."

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Farming (Help with Costs)

6. Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what it will be doing in the coming year to help farmers to mitigate any impacts of rising costs in the sector. (S6O-01809)"

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I would like to make a brief comment about this SSI, which has to do with the increase in the additional dwelling supplement. Although Labour broadly supports the SSI, I would like to comment on the impact that it has on local authorities…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2023

Business Rates Relief (Hospitality Businesses)

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "We know that retail businesses pay a fifth of non-domestic rates when they account for only 10 per cent of the economy…

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Daniel Johnson has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-14328

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps the Scottish Prison Service is taking to (a) identify and (b) provide treatment for prisoners with neurodevelopmental disorders."

Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13763

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration was given to reintroducing temporary non-domestic rates relief for the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors ahead of the draft Scottish Budget 2023-24."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13765

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment of the economic impact of the reforms to the Small Business Bonus Scheme relief thresholds was carried out in advance of the publication of the draft Scottish Budget 2023-24."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13762

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the full cost of its advertisement, Winter Pressures Advert."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13764

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it had with business organisations ahead of the announcement, contained in the draft Scottish Budget 2023-24, that the Small Business Bonus Scheme relief thresholds would be reformed."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 20 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01809

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what it will be doing in the coming year to help farmers mitigate any impacts of rising costs in the sector."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13049

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of responses to written correspondence from MSPs to the Scottish Government were issued within the stated timeframe of 20 working days."

Answered by George Adam on 5 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13048

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the longest wait for a reply to written correspondence to the Scottish Government by an MSP has been in the last year, and whether it will provide details of the correspondence and reasons for the length of wait."

Answered by George Adam on 5 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13016

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12330 by John Swinney on 5 December 2022, whether it will provide the current budget allocations for the groups and sub-groups named."

Answered by John Swinney on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-13018

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12330 by John Swinney on 5 December 2022, whether it will provide a list of (a) members and (b) leaders of each of the groups and sub-groups named."

Answered by John Swinney on 22 December 2022

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