John Swinney MSP

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John Swinney MSP

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  • Member for: Perthshire North
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


John Swinney

Mary Fee raises an intensely serious issue. We have to ensure that young people who have mental health and wellbeing challenges receive support at the earliest po...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

The programme for government set out a package of measures to support positive mental health and prevent ill health, backed by £0.25 billion of additional investment. That includes

Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


John Swinney

The particular change that Mr Bibby has referred to relates to a loan scheme in the bus service operators grant that was not used. The grant remains an essential ...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


John Swinney

Members of the public could rightly be horrified by the way in which the Conservative, Liberal and Labour parties have abdicated their public responsibility to en...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


John Swinney

I find it a bit rich for Murdo Fraser, who voted against the budget and the provision of any public funding to local authorities whatever, to come here and make a...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

The Government has expressed a willingness to develop with the Green Party an agreed amendment to the Transport (Scotland) Bill to create a discretionary power for local authorities to intro...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


John Swinney

Alex Rowley is in quite a difficult position on that, because his party did not exactly engage with any aspect of the budget process—least of all with any ideas t...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


John Swinney

I do not think that there is any dubiety in the guidance that is available. However, the Education and Skills Committee has expressed concern that there might be ...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


John Swinney

In my earlier answer, I stressed the importance that is attached to music, as one of the expressive arts, in the broad general education. Young people’s participa...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 February 2019 : 07 February 2019


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

Music, as one of the expressive arts, is an essential part of the broad general education under curriculum for excellence. That includes class music lessons, incl...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15507.1: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15507: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
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S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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Motion S5M-15607.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13945.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08558: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06376: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05995: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05733: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05595.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04920.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2O-12498: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31491: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31492: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31428: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31427: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31403: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31400: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31399: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31401: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31402: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>

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