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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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

To what extent is the housing supply budget for 2015-16 allocated? Are elements of it still to be allocated?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alex Johnstone

I will ask specifically about the additional financial transactions funding. What will you use that £200 million for?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alex Johnstone

Even if that money has not been allocated to specific projects, you are clear on the policy areas in which it will be allocated.



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alex Johnstone

You mentioned the help to buy scheme. It was launched last year and the allocated resource was all gone by July, so a lot of people were left disappointed when the money ran out. What level of demand do you expect for the help to buy scheme in 2015-16? Will the demand exceed the resources again?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alex Johnstone

I am interested in what you said about money allocated under the scheme having to be spent in the same financial year. Is it likely that a proportion of the funds allocated might be returned or not used?



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

The minister will be aware that I share his intent when it comes to the reduction or abolition of air passenger duty. However, in relation to the question that was asked, what evidence does he have to suggest that the reduction or abolition of APD would benefit Prestwick? Is there a dangerous possibility that it might boost the airline industry and other airports without benefiting Prestwick at all?



Meeting of the Parliament 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

Hear, hear.



Meeting of the Parliament 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015
1. Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)

To ask the Scottish Government what limits it will place on its contribution to the V&A project in Dundee. (S4T-00902)



Meeting of the Parliament 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Alex Johnstone

I accept that there are inevitably issues of commercial confidentiality, but will the minister take the opportunity today, on behalf of the Government, to create some transparency about the process that led to the announcement? Will she also pass comment on the fact that Dundee City Council was unable to inform any member of its opposition during the process as to what was going on?



Meeting of the Parliament 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Alex Johnstone

Can the cabinet secretary give an unequivocal guarantee at this stage that the money that has been made available to support the project will be adequate to ensure that the people of Dundee get the Victoria and Albert museum that they have been promised for so long?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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AbstainCarried

S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.2 Alex Johnstone: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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YesDefeated

S4M-12095.1 Willie Rennie: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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YesDefeated

S4M-12095 Alex Neil: Tackling Inequalities—That the Parliament agrees that a strong, sustainable eco
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NoCarried

Selection of John Pentland MSP for appointment to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.
Not VotedCarried

S4M-12060.2 Hugh Henry: Commending the People who Keep Scotland Safe in Emergencies—As an amendment
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NoDefeated

S4M-12045.3 Shona Robison: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Rich
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AbstainCarried

S4M-12045.2 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-12045 in the name of Ric
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YesDefeated

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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 >>
Motion S4M-11494.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11295: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11023.3: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10777.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10185.1: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10051.2: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4T-00902: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03828: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03820: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03731: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00839: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03707: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02352: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03568: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03503: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03476: Alex Johnstone, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>

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