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 (Hybrid) 08 October 2020 [Draft] : 08 October 2020


John Swinney

If Mr Kerr will forgive me, I am required to wind up my comments now.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 08 October 2020 [Draft] : 08 October 2020


John Swinney

The point that we come back to is that we must take sufficient action to address the danger that is shown in figure 2. If we exe...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 08 October 2020 [Draft] : 08 October 2020


John Swinney

I completely understand their frustration. If we answer the first question that I posed—is there a case to act further?—by saying that there is a compelling case to act as a result of figure...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 08 October 2020 [Draft] : 08 October 2020


John Swinney

What is happening is that a virus that we had suppressed significantly in Scotland has not disappeared—at no stage has the virus disappeared. What we are seeing in Scotland, England, Wales, ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 08 October 2020 [Draft] : 08 October 2020


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

This has been a helpful and informative debate that has addressed the most important question—there has been broad agreement on that—which is that there was a necessity for us to take furthe...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 08 October 2020 [Draft] : 08 October 2020


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

I am following Mr Cameron’s speech with great interest, because he said at the outset that he recognises the necessity for more significant action. He has now set...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


John Swinney

Ordinarily, our education system must ensure that the needs of every young person are met and that every young person has the opportunity to fulfil their potentia...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


John Swinney

The young people who, traditionally, would be sitting national 5s will have more time, because, ordinarily, their learning and teaching would have ended at the Ea...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


John Swinney

In these disruptive times, it is important that we do all that we can to support young people to achieve their educational potential.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 07 October 2020 [Draft] : 07 October 2020


John Swinney

To my knowledge, there is no such intention.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22985.4: COVID-19 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 53, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22970: Trade Bill - UK Legislation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22955.1: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22955: United Kingdom Internal Market Bill - UK Legislation (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 07/10/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22860.2: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22860.1: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-22860: Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 30/09/2020
Result - For: 90, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22845: The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 29/09/2020
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-22780.3: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21829: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21263: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20415.3: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19717.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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