Alison Johnstone MSP

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Alison Johnstone MSP

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Parliamentary Activities

Member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit 

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Alison Johnstone

I would like to put it on the record that it is absolutely essential that the Government continues to review the adequacy of payments. The standard winter fuel pa...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Alison Johnstone

To follow on from Shona Robison’s questions, it is clear that people might become aware of the child payment but might have difficulty in claiming it because they...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Alison Johnstone

The cabinet secretary will be aware that the campaign for a £5 top-up was based on the payment being unconditional and non-means...



Social Security Committee 24 September 2020 : 24 September 2020


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

Good morning, cabinet secretary. I appreciate that the Scottish Government’s plan is to uprate the Scottish child payment in line with CPI inflation from 2022, bu...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Alison Johnstone

The paper, which proposes a decentralised strategy, states:



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

I, too, thank Liz Smith for giving us the opportunity to discuss the threat that faces Scotland’s fantastic residential outdoor centres and the threat to the expe...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)

The Scottish Greens have throughout supported a precautionary approach to dealing with the pandemic. It is now quite clear that the virus is spreading and further...



Social Security Committee 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Alison Johnstone

James Dornan kicked off this important discussion. The child benefit payment has a double take-up issue, because we need to ensure that people apply for the quali...



Social Security Committee 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Alison Johnstone

That is fine, convener. Thank you.



Social Security Committee 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Alison Johnstone

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has made a large number of recommendations for improving the child payment. One recommendation is that we should backdate the payment to families who were not ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.3: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.1: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.2: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 6, Against: 109 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-22711: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-22818: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2020 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22635.2: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22603: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22570: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22560: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22561: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22345: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/07/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22109: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21973: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 08/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21981: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5F-04423: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31998: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31972: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04619: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-04378: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-02368: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31591: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31566: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 03/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31454: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31453: Alison Johnstone, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/08/2020 Show Full Question >>

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