John Finnie MSP

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John Finnie MSP

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  • Member for: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Green 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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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


John Finnie

I beg your pardon, convener, but I do not have a question at the moment.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


John Finnie

Thank you to the witnesses for their contributions. A couple have mentioned connectivity issues, and I will expand a bit on that with the two gentlemen from the e...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

My questions are on rural enterprise, so I will direct them to Mr Oxley and Mr Halfhide. Mr Halfhide’s organisation has clearly had a baptism of fire, coming into...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his positive statement and commend the diligence of staff who have delivered, not least, 17,000 payments of convergence money, which was woef...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


John Finnie

I support Liam McArthur’s comments. He talked about powerful evidence. I imagine that much of the evidence that we have heard in support of increased advocacy comes from advocacy groups, and...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


John Finnie

I will pick up on some of the points that Shona Robison has raised. For a long time, we have been hearing about the reform of the legal aid system—there are significant frustrations about th...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


John Finnie

Yes.



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


John Finnie

Will Neil Findlay outline how that squares with the obligation on every property owner to have regard to the welfare of people on their premises, not least becaus...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


John Finnie

I am supportive of my colleague Neil Findlay’s amendments 66 and 67—he has outlined the rationale for them very well. However, I will not support Liam McArthur’s ...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

First and foremost, I thank my colleague Liam McArthur for lodging amendment 64. He was quicker off the mark than I was.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

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Motion S5M-22246: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22247: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2020 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22192: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22008: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21937: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2020 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21909: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21837: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21622: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21309: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20979.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-30626: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30627: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30629: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30226: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29889: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29887: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29888: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29886: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29664: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29663: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2020 Show Full Question >>

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