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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

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

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

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 Labour movement for Europe.

I am a member of the Fabian Society.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

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

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: 29 June 2022

Scotland’s Companies

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "One of the interesting aspects of the point that the member has just raised is that a lot of academic work and theory shows that mergers very often decrease, rather than add, value. Does he think that we should give more thought to that?"

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Independence Referendum

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "Will the First Minister clarify a point about the process that lies behind her statement? Did the Lord Advocate refuse to certify the referendum bill as being legally competent…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 28 June 2022

Financial Memorandum for the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I will follow on from the point that the convener just hinted at with regard to how the methodology was arrived at, its impact and, latterly, its impact on the sector more generally…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Provisional Outturn 2021-22

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I, too, thank the minister for early sight of his statement. Covid and the cost of living crisis necessitate that the Government gets the money that it has out the door as quickly as possible. The minister has cited £5…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Police Scotland (Culture)

3. Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the review by the Police Service of Northern Ireland into findings by a tribunal of a “sexist culture” in Police Scotland. (S6O-01254)"

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

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-09565

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has requested that work be undertaken to research an 8,000 headcount reduction in the Scottish civil service."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09566

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to a civil service headcount reduction."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09564

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what research it has done on whether the Scotland Reserve's £700 million cap will be breached in the next five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08698

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to evaluate rates and thresholds within the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 7 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08765

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether ATMs at retailers’ premises will be exempted from non-domestic rates; how many ATMs will be affected by their removal from the valuation roll, and whether it will consider backdating refunds, in a similar way to that in Wales and England when ATMs were removed from the valuation roll."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08153

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that local authorities are carrying out home visits for its Super Sponsorship Scheme, for the Homes for Ukraine scheme, fairly, proportionally and equally across Scotland."

Answered by: Neil Gray on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08152

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to consult hosts within its Super Sponsorship Scheme, for the Homes for Ukraine scheme, as part of its development of the scheme."

Answered by: Neil Gray on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07429

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-06722 by Lorna Slater on 7 March 2022, whether it has considered any international evidence in relation to the potential impact of the inclusion of glass in a Deposit Return Scheme on the willingness of producers to switch from using glass packaging to using aluminium or plastic…

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 31 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07427

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-06722 by Lorna Slater on 7 March 2022, what its position is on whether creating an incentive for producers to switch from using plastic packaging to using glass packaging would be a negative outcome."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 31 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-07428

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 March 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-06722 by Lorna Slater on 7 March 2022, what modelling it has done regarding the likelihood of producers in the food and drink sector switching from glass packaging to plastic packaging as a result of the inclusion of glass in its Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 31 March 2022

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