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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

Cross-party groups

Daniel is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Daniel does not have any parliamentary or government roles

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 11 previous roles

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

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

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

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 Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a member of the Cooperative Party.

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 USDAW and Community trade unions.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

I am a member of the Fabian Society.

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

I am a member of Amnesty International.

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

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: 17 June 2021

Provisional Outturn 2020-21

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I thank the minister for early sight of his statement, and I welcome him to his position. A £449 million underspend while so many businesses are struggling to keep their head above water will seem to many people to be a cruel irony…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Edinburgh Festivals (Support)

7. Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what support and assistance it is offering to the organisers of this summer’s Edinburgh festivals. (S6O-00039)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) Scotland Act 2021

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I welcome the statement: the sooner that redress Scotland is up and running, the better. With that in mind, I am concerned that the secondary legislation will not be passed until after recess and that the chief executive is not yet in place…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Brexit (Skills Impact)

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "Does this situation also present an opportunity for us to reflect on why industries were so reliant on migrant labour in the first place? Does the minister consider that there needs to be a look at wages and productivity in the round?"

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Gas-fired Boilers (Phasing Out)

1. Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to provide support with the phasing out of gas-fired boilers in homes. (S6O-00001)"

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00400.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 93 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 28 for, 72 against, 22 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00400.4

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Pauline McNeill, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.3

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Gillian Mackay, Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 94 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-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."

Awaiting answer

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…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00329

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which of the business support grants that it has introduced in response to the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions have recorded an underspend, also broken down by the amount underspent."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00463

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the estimated cost for ministerial travel, including car fleet purchasing and maintenance, is for 2021-22, and how this compares with actual spend on this in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 15 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00268

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that historical links to slavery are properly displayed on statues of slave owners or slavery profiteers around Edinburgh and Scotland, and whether it plans to take further action to acknowledge and highlight Scotland's role in the slave trade, to ensure that it is part of the…

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 11 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00331

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what target it has set for the number of young people it aims to offer a placement under the Young Person’s Guarantee by December 2021; what action it is taking to achieve this target, and what progress it is making towards meeting it."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 11 June 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 11 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00330

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many young people have taken up the offer of a place on the Young Person’s Guarantee, also broken down by how many placements were for (a) apprenticeships, (b) employment, (c) participating in formal volunteering programmes, (d) training and (e) university or college."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 11 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00333

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the amount of business debt that has been accumulated by SMEs because of the COVID-19 restrictions."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 11 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00332

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out of business debt that has arisen because of the COVID-19 restrictions, and what action it has carried out or plans to support businesses that have experienced financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 11 June 2021

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