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

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 16 May 2019 [Draft] : 16 May 2019


John Swinney

I acknowledge the seriousness of the issues that Mr Lyle raises and the importance of putting the child at the centre of all decision making as we respond to thes...



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


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

The Scottish Government consulted last year on a review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, which is the key legislation in relation to parental responsibilities and rights and contact and ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

I associate myself with Willie Rennie’s comments about the importance of supporting and protecting the mental health of teachers, which is why our pay deal includ...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

No—if Mr Mundell will forgive me, I will not.



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

That is one of the issues that could be looked at.



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

We will, of course, look at all such issues in further detail. However, that question brings me on to the senior phase. There are curricular models that essential...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

Tavish Scott’s motion criticises the focus of the Government’s education agenda. Ross Greer made the point very strongly that the focus of any education system sh...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

Liz Smith alights on a point that I simply find difficult to comprehend about the Conservative’s stance. The Conservatives have long argued—I respect their point of view—for there to be dive...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

If Johann Lamont will forgive me, I will give way to her during my closing remarks.



Meeting of the Parliament 15 May 2019 [Draft] : 15 May 2019


John Swinney

PEF reaches 95 per cent of schools in Scotland. I appreciate that there are challenges around the distribution mechanism, and my officials are engaged with local ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17304.1: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304.2: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 14, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304.3: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 20, Against: 35 Abstain: 56
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 76, Against: 29 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-17281.4: Treatment Time Guarantee (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-17281.1: Treatment Time Guarantee (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17281.2: Treatment Time Guarantee (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17281: Treatment Time Guarantee (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17280.2: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 52 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-17265.2: Adopting the Place Principle (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/05/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by John Swinney
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Motion S5M-17280.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17293: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17091.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16710.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16122.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
This Member currently holds a ministerial post. First Minister and Ministers cannot ask the Government questions which is why no recent questions are displaying here. Please use the full search to find details of previous questions by this Member.
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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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