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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Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

The bill is a very positive piece of legislation. As other members have done, I thank the committee’s staff, the civil servants, those who have provided briefings...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


John Finnie

I think that members agree that we need more active travel—walking and cycling—and that one of the biggest barriers to that is a lack of infrastructure, such as wider pavements or segregated...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I hear the concerns of my colleagues. Ordinarily, I would not get up to speak in support of Mr Fraser, but his proposals and the provisions in the bill have broug...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


John Finnie

Of course, there is another element. It is often said that fish know no boundaries, and much collaborative work has taken place, particularly in the scientific sector, and money has gone to ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


John Finnie

A lot has been covered, but I do not think that we have touched on the fact that the European maritime and fisheries fund runs to tens of millions of pounds. Do members of the panel have con...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


John Finnie

Much of what I wanted to say has been covered, but I have some questions for Calum Duncan, who touched on the fact that although we have high environmental standards, we are failing on our t...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I am the Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands.



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


John Finnie

Mr Kerr will recall that the chief executive also expressed concern about the additional employer pension contributions, and the fact that that will contribute to officers working on the fro...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


John Finnie

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2019 [Draft] : 09 October 2019


John Finnie

I am grateful to Mr Rumbles for taking an intervention.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19287.1: Supporting Innovation (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19287.2: Supporting Innovation (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
S5M-18623: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19193.1: Give Them Time Campaign (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19190.2: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19190.1: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19190: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-19063: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18972: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18896.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18865: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18656: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18623: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5W-25842: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25850: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25838: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25840: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25844: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25837: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25847: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25845: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25848: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25839: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/10/2019 Show Full Question >>

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