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Finance and Constitution Committee 05 October 2016 : 05 October 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

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Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2016 : 04 October 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

This has been a worthwhile debate that has been useful in highlighting some of the challenges that this Parliament faces in revising our processes following the d...

Finance Committee 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

The tipping-point figure for when the tax payable goes higher than that in the rest of the UK is about £330,000. I come from the north-east and know that nobody g...

Finance Committee 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone

I know that the problem exists not only in the Aberdeen area but in areas of Edinburgh and Glasgow. In effect, there is a one-size-fits-all tax across the whole country that is impacting dis...

Finance Committee 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone

You have indicated a couple of times that, in some cases, builders are absorbing the cost of the additional tax. Certainly, my e...

Finance Committee 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone

On the relationship between the market in the long term and the market as it is, Professor Stephens suggested earlier that, if a house is built and it cannot be sold for what the builder wan...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone

Perhaps towards the end of my speech, but I have a number of points to make.

Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone

Yes, I will at this point.

Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone

I look forward to having the opportunity to discuss this matter at greater length with Mark Ruskell. I congratulate him on bringing the matter forward. I think th...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

I congratulate Mark Ruskell on bringing this debate to the chamber. I will offer what I hope he will understand is my conditional support.

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