Alison Johnstone MSP

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Member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit 

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Alison Johnstone

It is clear that you would like to see some change there.



Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Alison Johnstone

What can we do about that?



Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Alison Johnstone

I want to understand why the change came about. Why did we move to the requirement for explicit consent when that seems to be so resource intensive and unhelpful?



Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Alison Johnstone

Do others share that view?



Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Alison Johnstone

This has been an interesting session. I will continue on the theme of existing support for tenants. Very early on in the committee’s work—it feels like a long time ago—we took evidence on im...



Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I agree with the suggestion. As the deputy convener, Pauline McNeill, said, it is an issue in which the committee has long had an interest. She hosted an event wi...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

Alex Neil is absolutely right: if anyone was under the impression that the Conservative Government was working hard on behalf of pensioners, that myth has been we...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

Mr Whittle must surely understand that young people want to spend time with other young people. If their friends are going out for lunch, they might wish to join them. Surely the best thing ...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2019 [Draft] : 03 April 2019


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I, too, thank all of those who look after all of us. It is clear that ...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Alison Johnstone

I think that we could do more to raise awareness of benefits that people may be entitled to. We know that billions of pounds of ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16554.4: Revoking Article 50 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.1: Revoking Article 50 (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.3: Revoking Article 50 (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 33 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554: Revoking Article 50 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16555.1: Climate Emergency (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.4: Climate Emergency (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.3: Climate Emergency (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 22, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555: Climate Emergency (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 111 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-16811: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16801: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16792: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16710.3: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16702.2: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16574: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16384: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16257.2: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16012.2: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15179: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-22651: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22482: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5F-03204: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22282: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-22200: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
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