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:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


John Swinney

I would certainly encourage local authorities to employ teachers on full-time contracts. We have given an absolute commitment about the stability of funding for t...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


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

Of the 962 full-time equivalent teachers funded through the attainment Scotland fund, 542 full-time equivalent teachers are recorded as having a permanent employment status.



Meeting of the Parliament 20 December 2018 : 20 December 2018


John Swinney

I want to give Linda Fabiani that reassurance. It is important that, in all areas of Government, we take seriously the issues raised by the young women lead committee’s report—and all other ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 December 2018 : 20 December 2018


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

We are pleased to be working with Rape Crisis Scotland and Zero Tolerance to take forward the equally safe at school programme, which aims to promote a whole-scho...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


John Swinney

We have undertaken a significant amount of activity in the area. We have had the personal and social education review and introduced the equally safe strategy, wh...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


John Swinney

On reading the report, I was stunned by what young women recount as their experience. I do not think that the evidence base that has been marshalled by the young women lead committee is part...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


John Swinney

I think so, but my experience of the year of young people makes me question whether they are at the table enough for those questions. Mr Cole-Hamilton’s point is completely fair. Young peopl...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


John Swinney

I see that as a necessary outcome of the education that we undertake on relationships, sexual health and parenthood. If that education process does not create in ...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


John Swinney

That is a good illustration of how we constantly need to consider the content of the educational approaches that we take. It also reinforces my answer to Mary Fee...



Equalities and Human Rights Committee 13 December 2018 [Draft] : 13 December 2018


John Swinney

That fantastic creativity of our education system goes back to my point to Mary Fee about us not sitting in St Andrew’s house prescribing: “It must be done like t...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15380.3: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15380.1: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 107 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15380: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
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ForCarried
S5M-15279.3: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15279.2: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15279.1: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-15279: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-15261.1: Recognising the Life Sciences Sector in Scotland (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 09/01/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15243.2: Ultra-low Emission Vehicles (Liam McArthur)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2019
Result - For: 50, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15184.2: Contribution of EU Citizens to Scotland (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 19/12/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by John Swinney
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Motion S5M-13945.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12358.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11788: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08558: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06376: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05995: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05733: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05595.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04920.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04456.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2017 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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