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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Welfare Reform Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con) One other thing that caused me concern during the discussion was the apparent suggestion of significant differences in performance between individual jobcentre offices and in the performance of DWP staff in different geographical areas. It was easy to get that impression from the discussion that we ...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con) Will the cabinet secretary give us figures for regional variation in Scotland? Is there a problem in Grampian? Does he have plans to deal with any deficiency?



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con) Presiding Officer, I ask you to forgive me if I do not choose to use my insecurities as a cloak during the debate. I want to talk about Scotland as a good global citizen, which we have been. Throughout the past 300 years we have demonstrated our ability to punch well above our weight and shown that—...

Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Alex Johnstone Will the member give way?



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con) I am a member for North East Scotland.



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alex Johnstone I have a quick question about what you just said. Is there really a noticeable difference between the experience in the public sector and the experience in the private sector?



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alex Johnstone Maybe I could ask someone who has public sector experience to compare their experience with what they have just heard.



Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alex Johnstone I want to ask about something that we have been discussing throughout the session. Two terms appear in my notes almost interchangeably, and they have been used in that way during our discussion, although Christian Allard started to bring out the difference in one of his earlier questions. Those term...

Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alex Johnstone There are two ways in which we can go about promoting positive and engaged parenting. We can either take the gender-neutral approach, or we can take the approach of promoting parenting in the sense of clearly identifiable fathers or mothers. We heard from the first panel that the problem with gender...

Equal Opportunities Committee 27 March 2014 : Thursday, March 27, 2014
Alex Johnstone It reflects all parents, but is it adequately targeted on specific types of parents? For the purposes of this inquiry, we are talking about fathers. Are we talking about parents and trying to include fathers, or are we targeting fathers directly?

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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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AbstainCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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AbstainCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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YesDefeated

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Motion S4M-09747.1: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09593: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09447.1: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09209.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08900: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08540.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08490: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08445: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08270.3: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08173.1: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4F-01981: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03027: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03016: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02937: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-01816: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18750: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18751: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18749: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18752: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-18510: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2013 Show Full Question >>

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