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

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
John Swinney That is really the point that I was making to Mr Stewart in my earlier answer. The First Minister instructed the resilience operation to take place on that Wednesday evening. Local authorities and other agencies were already undertaking activity in advance of the activation of the resilience arrange...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
John Swinney I am sure that Mr McArthur will appreciate that the issue that affected the reconnection in Orkney was subsequent to the original fault in the switching system. It prolonged the problem by about 90 minutes, which added to the inconvenience for members of the public in the Orkney community.


Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
John Swinney I am absolutely certain that it was not a contributing factor. Mr Johnstone is free to ask whatever questions he wishes, but I would think that what I said to the Parliament in my original answer—that Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution discovered a faulty electronic relay at its Knockna...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
John Swinney I have no information of that type, but I assure Mr Stewart that all relevant emergency agencies were involved in the calls that the First Minister convened. The priority of such discussions is twofold: to press to ensure that services and supplies are restored at the earliest possible opportunity; ...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
John Swinney Mr Gibson makes an important point. Re-establishing power networks after an outage is a high priority for Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution. The incident took place at 20:36 and all connections were back up and running by 1 o’clock the following morning. Most were reconnected by 23:30,...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
John Swinney I am happy to convey that point to SSE. In my dealings with the company in my constituency, I have always found it willing and able to provide substantial information about such issues and to provide such reassurance.

As for the wider question of the grid system’s capability and effective...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth (John Swinney) Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution discovered a faulty electronic relay at its Knocknagael substation, which is near Inverness. It is believed that the relay malfunctioned just before the outage last Wednesday. Circuit breakers identified a potential fault on the main network and opened...

Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Swinney I will just say that I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss the bill.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Swinney We have not decided that at this stage.



Finance Committee 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
John Swinney There is a finely balanced judgment to be made in that regard, for the reasons that I gave to Mr Brown. This all fits into my general argument that I do not want to put in place mechanisms that undermine what is in the bill; such mechanisms are often the downfall of tax legislation.

There...
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S4M-09747.2 Margaret Burgess: Fuel Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09747 in the name of Jackie
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YesCarried

S4M-09747 Jackie Baillie: Fuel Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish
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YesCarried

S4M-09740.2 Nicola Sturgeon: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Ke
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YesCarried

S4M-09740.1 Willie Rennie: Living Wage—As an amendment to motion S4M-09740 in the name of James Kell
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NoDefeated

S4M-09740 James Kelly: Living Wage—That the Parliament acknowledges that the Scottish Government is
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YesCarried

S4M-09748.1 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the
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Not VotedDefeated

S4M-09748.2 Annabel Goldie: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—As an amendment to motion S4M-09748 in the na
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S4M-09748 Fiona Hyslop: Scotland’s Voice in the EU—That the Parliament recognises the importance of
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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YesCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-09578: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09538: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09462.2: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09375: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09274: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09255: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09210: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09149: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09142: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08916: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/01/2014 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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