John Finnie MSP

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John Finnie MSP

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  • Member for: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Public Petitions Committee 27 June 2019 : 27 June 2019


John Finnie

There are two issues. There is the academic issue of who is responsible for what and the relationship between the various bodies but, for the community, there is ...



Public Petitions Committee 27 June 2019 : 27 June 2019


John Finnie

As you say, convener, this is a long-standing issue. Fundamentally, it is about the frustration that communities feel about their ability to address what is perceived to be a public body wit...



Public Petitions Committee 27 June 2019 : 27 June 2019


John Finnie

I wonder whether there might be any benefit in the committee hearing from the other island authorities on how they would deal with the situation.



Public Petitions Committee 27 June 2019 : 27 June 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

Thank you for allowing me to speak, convener. I echo the views of my colleagues. This is not a party-political issue; it is an issue about communities. Communitie...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2019 : 27 June 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

In order for young people to realise their potential, we must provide them with a good-quality learning environment, This week, ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


John Finnie

Would you exclude the Windsor family, for instance?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


John Finnie

Can you confirm that every individual is covered?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


John Finnie

The cabinet secretary will be aware of sensitivities around the term “the Crown”; indeed, I lodged a successful amendment in relation to the workplace parking lev...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


John Finnie

The principle is very well established. Intent would have to be shown for a crime to have been committed. If there is an act or admission that merits such a cours...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


John Finnie

I thank those who participated in the debate, and I particularly thank Colin Smyth for his support. The cabinet secretary said that the amendments are about simpl...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17945: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 26/06/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4A
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4B
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 144
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 108, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 61
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 104
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 68, Against: 45 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 105
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 45, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 146
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-17542: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17520: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17503.2.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17409: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17342: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17093: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16844: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16408.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16258: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16194: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-24699: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24357: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24356: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24272: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24121: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 01/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24117: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 01/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24118: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 01/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24116: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 01/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24119: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 01/07/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23544: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2019 Show Full Question >>

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