John Swinney MSP

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John Swinney MSP

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  • Member for: Perthshire North
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National 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 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020


John Swinney

I understand the seriousness of the issues that Jackie Baillie raises, but there is an important point that must be borne in mind, which is that we have to minimi...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020


John Swinney

On Mr Greene’s question about the SQA, I ask members to be patient and to understand that we are having to move to a significantly new way of working in a very sh...



Meeting of the Parliament 24 March 2020 [Draft] : 24 March 2020


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

Those issues are under active discussion between the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead, and a number of providers. A ...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020


John Swinney

Provision is always made for the individual circumstances of pupils to be taken into account by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. For example, Woodmill high ...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020


John Swinney

That is one of our reasons for not being as prescriptive about the definition of “key workers” as some people might like us to be, because the role of workers suc...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020


John Swinney

I am glad that Mr Simpson acknowledges that what I said to him the other day is true, because it is. If I were to start specifying to universities the means by wh...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020


John Swinney

Mr Findlay makes an important point, which is addressed fundamentally by the commitments that the First Minister gave at First Minister’s question time, and which...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020


John Swinney

It is absolutely vital that schools know their young people and their families, and that they have reliable and trusted means of communicating with all those peop...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020


John Swinney

That is a welcome example of how young people can reassure each other at peer-group level. We spend a great deal of our time working with organisations such as Yo...



Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020


John Swinney

Fundamentally, that can work only if we deploy flexibility at local level. I am confident that I would not, if I were to sit in St Andrew’s house trying to decide...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21279: Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2020
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21177.3: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-21177.1: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21177: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21174: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 110, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21113: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/03/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21090: Scottish Rate Resolution (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 04/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 50 Abstain: 5
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ForCarried
S5M-21013.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21013: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-21263: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20415.3: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19717.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17280.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17293: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17091.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16710.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16122.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15607.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13945.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2O-12498: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31491: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31492: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31428: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31427: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31403: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31400: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31399: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31401: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
Question S2W-31402: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2007 Show Full Question >>

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