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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

Committees

Daniel is a member of 1 committee

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 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Daniel has had 12 previous roles

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

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

19 December 2017 - 28 May 2019

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

23 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

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

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

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 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

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. [Registered 31 October 2017]

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. [Registered 31 October 2017]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

I own 50% of the issued share capital of Over the Counter Ltd, a retail company. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £37,211. 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.

I own 50% of the issued share capital of Over the Counter Ltd, a retail company. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £37,211. 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.

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 £171,292. 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.

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 £171,292. 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 an associate member of the Labour Women’s Network.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

I am a Trustee to the board of the ADHD Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales, Registered Charity Number 1120898. [Registered 10 July 2020]

I am currently a non-working director of Stripe Retail Ltd and Over the Counter Ltd but receive no remuneration or benefits in kind from either of these companies. I am, as declared, a shareholder in both these companies and therefore receive dividends from them.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

I am a Trustee to the board of the ADHD Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales, Registered Charity Number 1120898. [Registered 10 July 2020]

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

At the point of my return as a member of the Scottish Parliament I was a non-working, unremunerated director of Aspidistra Ltd and Aspidistra Property Ltd. I have since resigned these directorships.

I am currently a non-working director of Stripe Retail Ltd and Over the Counter Ltd but receive no remuneration or benefits in kind from either of these companies. I am, as declared, a shareholder in both these companies and therefore receive dividends from them.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

At the point of my return as a member of the Scottish Parliament I was a non-working, unremunerated director of Aspidistra Ltd and Aspidistra Property Ltd. I have since resigned these directorships.

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.

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Coronavirus and Education

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "In a sense, my questions follow on from those from Jamie Greene, who asked about the coming academic term. I am interested in the medium to longer term…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "At the end of last week, it became clear that there had been a major problem with the issuing of blue letters, in that people between the ages of 60 and 64 in the Lothians had not been receiving their appointments…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Global Capital Investment Plan

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I thank the minister for advance sight of his statement. At a time of global pandemic, looking forward and looking towards investment are hugely important…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Gupta Family Group Alliance

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I remind members that I am a member of the trade union Community…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "In summing up the debate, we can all start from the position that was well outlined by the cabinet secretary, Jamie Greene, Iain Gray, Johann Lamont and others, which is that the bill is motivated and driven by a profound sense of the need for justice, and by an extreme emotional connection to the very real harm and abuse that was done to so many…

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 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. S5W-35182

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much in total was allocated from its Budget in 2019-20 to non-governmental organisations, including those designated as charities."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34349

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish its plan for the provision of second-dose COVID-19 vaccinations, and what the expected average time will be between the first and second doses."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 25 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34816

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to allowing (a) GPs and (b) pharmacies to order COVID-19 vaccine supplies directly, bypassing NHS boards."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34547

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to making police officers an immediate priority in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35025

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average time has been since March 2020 to provide substantive responses to written parliamentary questions that have received holding responses."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 9 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-33923

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the First Minister on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34652

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reform the procedures for claiming Disabled Students Allowance."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 2 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34553

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many deaths there have been since the start of the COVD-19 pandemic that were as a result of difficulties in accessing treatment in hospital or cancelled appointments."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34564

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many clinicians have volunteered to support the NHS outwith their working hours since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they have been supported to do this."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34548

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what communication it has had with universities regarding the return of students; what COVID-19 testing is in place for their return; how many students it anticipates will return, and what its advice is to university students who are currently preparing to return to their (a) university and (b) private student…

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 28 January 2021

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