John Finnie MSP

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John Finnie MSP

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  • Member for: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

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John is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2019 [Draft] : 21 February 2019


John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

Was the workplace parking levy a flawed policy when James Kelly’s colleagues promoted it in their Glasgow and Edinburgh local authority election manifestos?

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

I wonder, given the organisations that are represented here, whether are we all being quite accepting of the situation. We just say “Oh, well. That’s the law, but...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

But 61 per cent said that they did not comply! [Laughter



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

How likely is it that a campaign would increase driver compliance with the reduced speed limit? As has been mentioned, “RAC Report on Motoring 2018—the frustrated...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

Thank you, convener.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

That is grand. Thank you.



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

Is pollution dangerous? Is poor air quality dangerous?



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

We are specifically talking about air quality. Correct me if I am wrong, but the paper that I have cited is the one that you are speaking to. You attribute that comment to a BBC programme, a...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

That is fine. Views are important and I am not suggesting that everyone does endless research, but there has to be some evidence base for those views. ...



Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee 20 February 2019 [Draft] : 20 February 2019


John Finnie

Right—so you are speaking in support of the paper—

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15907: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2019
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15879: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 19/02/2019
Result - For: 61, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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AbstainCarried
S5M-15723: Establishment of a Committee (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 06/02/2019
Result - For: 92, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15625.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15625: Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2019
Result - For: 67, Against: 58 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-15607.1: Presumption to Mainstream (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15615.2: Tackling Antisocial Behaviour (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 30/01/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15609.2: A Connected Scotland, the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 29/01/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-15507.2: Supporting Entrepreneurship (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15514: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/01/2019
Result - For: 82, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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ForCarried

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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 >>
Motion S5M-15188: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14991: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14938: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14953: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-21731: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21327: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21134: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21130: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21129: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 22/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20897: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20896: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20895: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20893: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20892: John Finnie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2019 Show Full Question >>

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