John Finnie MSP

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John Finnie MSP

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  • Member for: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

John is a member of the following Committees:

John is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


John Finnie

Thank you, Presiding Officer; I was simply mentioning it in passing. I...



Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I congratulate Ruth Maguire on bringing this important motion to the chamber for debate. My late mother used to say, “You only know what you know”, but, actually, you only know what you are ...



Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019


John Finnie

Thank you, convener. As you said, the Justice Sub-Committee on Policing met on 7 November—there is a report in the committee’s papers. We took evidence on police ...



Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019


John Finnie

Thank you very much.



Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019


John Finnie

I know that you will pick up on this, but I note that of course the bill will not cover all the police that operate in Scotland. It will cover only Police Scotlan...



Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019


John Finnie

Thank you. I am pleased that you mentioned the BTP and the National Crime Agency; colleagues have questions on them. Is there a ...



Justice Committee 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

It has been suggested that the commissioner’s responsibilities be extended to include other criminal justice users, such as the Scottish Prison Service and the Br...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 November 2019 [Draft] : 12 November 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

As with other members, our thoughts are with Mr Bayoh’s family and friends. I thank the cabinet secretary for providing early sight of his statement. I want to push him a bit on Mr Kelly’s q...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019


The Convener

I thank the witnesses not just for their written submissions but for their full and frank answers today. I am sorry that time has crept up on us as quickly as it ...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019


The Convener

We have heard that very clearly, thank you.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19851.1: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 16, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19851.2: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 16, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19851: Implications of the Imposition of US Tariffs on Scottish Products (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 16 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19822.3: Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Technologies: Opportunities for the Scottish Economy and Society (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 13/11/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 22 Abstain: 5
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AbstainCarried
S5M-19822.1: Artificial Intelligence and Data Driven Technologies: Opportunities for the Scottish Economy and Society (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 13/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19743: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19539: Referendums (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 07/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19715.3: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Paul Wheelhouse)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 64, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19715.2: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 19, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19715: The Resilience of Scotland's Ferry Network (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 06/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-19862: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19715.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19631.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19652: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19063: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18972: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18896.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18865: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18656: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18623: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26426: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26422: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26421: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26416: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26417: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26420: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26373: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26106: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26104: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26107: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Question >>

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