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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John is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

In response to a Scottish Government consultation on short-term lets, Highland Council reported 8,000 people needing a home. Scottish Government research showed t...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


John Finnie

I want to make a point of clarification. I did not express a view one way or another on the merits of the petition. As it happens, I am not persuaded, but I want ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


John Finnie

I acknowledge the representations that we have received in respect of the petition. The Public Petitions Committee has considered the petition, and the Scottish Government’s response referre...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


John Finnie

If other panel members have general comments, those would be appreciated. There are quite a number of specific questions to come, but I would like to hear your in...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 27 November 2019 [Draft] : 27 November 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

Good morning. There are quite a number of questions coming up, as ever. However, will the panel members give their initial reflections on the bill, and on whether it meets their expectations...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

It is customary to congratulate the member who brings the member’s debate to the chamber. I recognise Rona Mackay’s comments on that, but I thank her for bringing...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


John Finnie

Thank you, convener. As you said, the committee has a paper on the sub...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


John Finnie

That is interesting. You are right that an evaluation is important, because there is no point in just training someone to have a skill—they need to be deploying that skill. We are trying to ...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


John Finnie

I understand that there might be a specific role of child support worker, although you are right to identify that a range of people provide support across a range of circumstances. Are there...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I readily accept that Governments consult on a wide range of measures that do not necessarily make their way into a bill. One area that was consulted on was child support workers, as a mecha...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-20181: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20039: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20001: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19969: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19961: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19922.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19862: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19715.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19631.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19652: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26616: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26615: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26542: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26539: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26541: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26540: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03820: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26422: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26421: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26420: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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