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 03 December 2019 [Draft] : 03 December 2019


John Swinney

All those issues are fundamentally the responsibility of Scottish Borders Council. The local authority carries the statutory responsibility to be assured of the q...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2019 [Draft] : 03 December 2019


John Swinney

We need to have that issue uppermost in our minds. We do not want such a terrible incident to disrupt the education of young people in any way. Obviously, the sch...



Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2019 [Draft] : 03 December 2019


John Swinney

Statutory responsibility for the delivery of education at local level rests with the local authority, which must therefore address the continuous provision of education for young people.

Meeting of the Parliament 03 December 2019 [Draft] : 03 December 2019


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

My thoughts are with pupils, staff and parents at Peebles high school, following the fire at the school. I pay tribute to the resilience of everyone who has been ...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


John Swinney

The Government is taking forward discussions with our local authority partners about the deployment of the £15 million in resources that we have allocated to recr...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


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

The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 places duties on education authorities to identify, provide for and review the additional supp...



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


John Swinney

That is a legitimate issue for us to explore. That question will have an effect on the curricular model that an individual school takes forward. It might affect the degree to which individua...



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


John Swinney

I will give Mr Johnson a very specific example of that. Benchmarks were introduced into the system in draft in 2016 and in full in 2017. Prior to that, there were experiences and outcomes, w...



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


John Swinney

I understand exactly the territory that Mr Johnson is in with his question, which highlights the complexity of the pursuit of education policy. It is absolutely correct that there is an inte...



Education and Skills Committee 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


John Swinney

We must ensure that we have in place support that enhances learning and teaching. For me, the enhancement of learning and teaching is what will improve performance in the education system. T...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939: Universal Credit (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19940.2: Investing in Scotland (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-19940.1: Investing in Scotland (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19940: Investing in Scotland (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 41 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-19717.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17280.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17293: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17091.4: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16710.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16122.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15607.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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