Alex Johnstone MSP

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Member of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit
Trustee of the Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 February 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

Will the minister consider looking again at people who have specific problems holding down a tenancy, to see whether additional aid can be given to support such p...



Welfare Reform Committee 02 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

A great many lessons were learned during the operation of the interim scheme. It is impressive to see how improvements to the approach have informed the scheme th...



Welfare Reform Committee 02 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Alex Johnstone

I have heard from some local authorities—in fact, such evidence was given some time ago, when I was a regular member of the committee—that they feel that they cou...



Welfare Reform Committee 02 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Alex Johnstone

With the new responsibilities for other aspects of welfare that are coming along, is there a possibility of using the skills that have been gained by people worki...



Welfare Reform Committee 02 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Alex Johnstone

However, when there appears to be a wide variation in administration costs between local authorities, you will continue to cap the scheme to ensure that there is ...



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 27 January 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

I would like you to clarify a couple of small technical points to assist me in my understanding.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 27 January 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Alex Johnstone

But can you see the pin rotating at all?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 27 January 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Alex Johnstone

What I am trying to get at is whether, on close inspection, there would be a tiny and almost imperceptible movement in the pin itself.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 27 January 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Alex Johnstone

You also said that the joint was difficult to lubricate. I would like to know a little bit more about that joint. Was it operating steel on steel, or was there so...



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 27 January 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Alex Johnstone

What was that made of? Was it brass or something else?

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Amendment 28 moved by on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament
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Amendment 29 moved by on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament
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Amendment 30 moved by on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament
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S4M-14673 Richard Simpson: Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill—T
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S4M-15522 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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S4M-15522.1 Jackie Baillie: Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill—As an amendment to motion S4M-15522 in the
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Amendment 18 moved by Mark Griffin on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 29 moved by Liam McArthur on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 30 moved by Liam McArthur on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 32 moved by Liam McArthur on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—
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Motion S4M-14942.1: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14859.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14167.1: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/09/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13774: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15/07/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13442.3: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13404.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12095.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11849: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11763.1: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11603: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4T-01262: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/01/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-05201: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04870: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/11/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-01161: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/11/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27431: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27432: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27424: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27433: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27427: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27426: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2015 Show Full Question >>

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