John Finnie MSP

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John Finnie MSP

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

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

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 16 January 2019 [Draft] : 16 January 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

As others have done, I start by thanking Gail Ross for securing the debate. It is an interesting subject, and I congratulate her on her motion.



Justice Committee 15 January 2019 [Draft] : 15 January 2019


John Finnie

My question might be more of a point of clarification. It relates to your comments about the most recent evidence from the Law Society and the fact that you have not seen it. You said that y...



Justice Committee 15 January 2019 [Draft] : 15 January 2019


John Finnie

I know that colleagues have a number of questions that they want to ask, but I have a brief, final question about the role of G4S, which has produced the statisti...



Justice Committee 15 January 2019 [Draft] : 15 January 2019


John Finnie

The 75 per cent drop in the use of home detention curfew suggests either that there was something wrong with the previous system or that the Scottish Prison Servi...



Justice Committee 15 January 2019 [Draft] : 15 January 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

Someone being considered for transfer to the open estate in the Scottish Prison Estate requires to be assessed by a multidisciplinary risk management team, while ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2019 : 15 January 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

The cabinet secretary enjoys cross-party support in looking for robust alternatives to custody. There are a range of options, including restriction of liberty ord...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 14 January 2019 [Draft] : 14 January 2019


John Finnie

I agree with Stewart Stevenson that it would be helpful to be kept up to date. In addition, I would like to comment on the letter of 3 January from the Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 14 January 2019 [Draft] : 14 January 2019


John Finnie

If communities grew—



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 14 January 2019 [Draft] : 14 January 2019


John Finnie

You always have to include the word “growth”, presumably.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 14 January 2019 [Draft] : 14 January 2019


John Finnie

I should have said that my question was based on evidence that the committee received. Would you like to comment on whether there is an opportunity to view things differently? People talk ab...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15390.3: Scotland’s Future Economy (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15390.1: Scotland’s Future Economy (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15390: Scotland’s Future Economy (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15380.3: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15380.1: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 107 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15380: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
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ForCarried
S5M-15279.3: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15279.2: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15279.1: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15279: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
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AbstainCarried

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Motion S5M-15457: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15403: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15243.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15201: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15188: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14991: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14938: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14953: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14896: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14887: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-20897: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20896: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20895: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20894: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20893: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20892: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20784: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20768: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02733: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20663: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2018 Show Full Question >>

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