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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

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6462
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Daniel is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

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

09 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice Committee

Member

17 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

23 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

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 Cooperative Party.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

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 an associate member of the Labour Women’s Network.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

I am a member of the Fabian Society.

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 a member of Amnesty International.

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: 15 September 2021

National Health Service Funding (Barnett Consequentials)

5. Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how the finance secretary plans to allocate the Barnett consequentials arising from the United Kingdom Government’s recent announcement of additional funding for NHS England. (S6O-00145)"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2022-23: Public Finances and the Impact of Covid-19

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "My questions follow on from what Gail Macgregor said about the level of funding for local authorities. First, on COSLA’s previous budget submission, you stated that there would be a £500 million shortfall after the budget revisions. Was that the case…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Deaths of John Yuill and Lamara Bell

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "Poor implementation of central control centres was the underlying fault behind these tragic deaths, and Police Scotland has rightly apologised…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "Can the member cite a single academic paper regarding the efficacy of the vaccination against transmission? As recently as July, the WHO said that there was insufficient evidence regarding the efficacy of the vaccine against transmission or infection…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Programme for Government 2021-22

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "The pandemic is not over—it is peaking. Recovery is not under way—it has barely begun. The project of recovery will demand our full attention for the duration of this parliamentary session and beyond…

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Daniel Johnson 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. S6W-03045

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many special advisers are assigned to each cabinet secretary and minister, broken down by (a) pay scale and (b) average (i) expenses claimed and (ii) hours worked each week."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03044

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many full-time employees there are in each cabinet secretary's and minister's private office, broken down by pay scale."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02813

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to improve (a) confidence in medicinal cannabinoids among clinicians prescribing treatments for chronic pain and (b) the availability and affordability of medicinal cannabis in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02767

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to people who received their first COVID-19 vaccination in England and who are waiting to have their second dose in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02784

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what practical advice it has provided for the public on the installation of interlinked fire alarms, and whether it will provide an update on how people will be helped financially to install them."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02010

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken and work has been carried out to ensure that business conducted by its ministers does not involve the use of any (a) personal email accounts and (b) informal means of communication."

Answered by: George Adam on 26 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02011

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what arrangements it has made regarding its policy and practice for note-taking during its meetings to ensure that all details are recorded."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-00255

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the names of each Special Adviser, also broken down by their (a) responsibility and (b) pay band, and what the total cost of employing special advisers is expected to be (i) in 2021-22 and (ii) over the course of the parliamentary session."

Answered by: George Adam on 23 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-00727

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the electricity load that can currently be supplied to the City of Edinburgh; what the estimated load would be if every vehicle registered in the city was electric and had to be charged; what the (a) existing and (b) anticipated sources of such electrical power are, and what the estimated…

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00843

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the accuracy of PCR testing for COVID-19, and how the error rate informs its Test and Protect level decisions."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 1 July 2021

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