John Finnie MSP

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John Finnie MSP

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  • Member for: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Green 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 20 March 2019 [Draft] : 20 March 2019


John Finnie

Does Liam Kerr acknowledge that the policy would be part of a radical suite of changes that would mean that the whole budget would be reconfigured? What does he think would be an acceptable ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 March 2019 [Draft] : 20 March 2019


John Finnie

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 20 March 2019 [Draft] : 20 March 2019


John Finnie

Does the member acknowledge that the profile of bus users in Edinburgh is different from the profile elsewhere, and that in Edinburgh the service is publicly run ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 March 2019 [Draft] : 20 March 2019


John Finnie

Is the member aware that the turnaround in services in East Lothian came about specifically because Lothian Buses targeted young people and had a positive return ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 March 2019 [Draft] : 20 March 2019


John Finnie

No, that is not correct; we require a much more comprehensive discussion than that. However, there is not the same level of debate about road building where there...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 March 2019 [Draft] : 20 March 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I declare my concessionary bus pass. The Scottish Government has a transport budget of £1,155.6 million and a larger sum for capital, and over the past seven years that budget has increased ...



Justice Committee 19 March 2019 [Draft] : 19 March 2019


John Finnie

What Rona Mackay said may well be the case, but there are genuine concerns about the wider implications of the issue, particularly in relation to that much-used p...



Justice Committee 19 March 2019 [Draft] : 19 March 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I am in receipt of a police pension, which is relevant to this agenda item.



Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 [Draft] : 14 March 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

I congratulate Liam McArthur on bringing the motion to the chamber and on his very fine speech, which was a fitting tribute to the community for which he is the constituency member.

Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 [Draft] : 14 March 2019


John Finnie

The current approach clearly is not working, First Minister. There were 934 drug-related deaths in 2017 and, sadly, everything suggests that the figure for 2018 may be significantly higher. ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16445.1: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Edward Mountain)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-16445: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16407.4: Student Support (Richard Lochhead)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-16407.1: Student Support (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-16407: Student Support (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16408.3: Free Bus Travel for Under-25s (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 29 Abstain: 29
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AgainstCarried
SP Bill 35: Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 9
Meeting Date: 19/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
ForCarried
S5M-16394: Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2019
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-16408.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16258: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16194: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16013.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15770: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15615.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15457: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15403: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15243.1: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15201: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-22164: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22166: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22165: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22167: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22163: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22168: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22142: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5F-03157: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21950: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21731: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2019 Show Full Question >>

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