John Swinney MSP

Welcome to John Swinney MSP's biography pages

John Swinney MSP

Here you can find out about your MSPs' political activities and how to get in touch with them.

  • Member for: Perthshire North
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

John is a member of the following Committees:

John is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

Search for other speeches made by this member

Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 09, 2016


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy (John Swinney)

The Scottish Government welcomes the announcement from Total that production has started from the west of Shetland Laggan and Tormore fields. The gas from those fields will be sent to the ne...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 09, 2016


John Swinney

It is very clear from the experience of Total in relation to the Laggan and Tormore fields that the existence of a tax allowance for deep-water gas developments h...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 09, 2016


John Swinney

I entirely agree with Mr Scott’s point. Of course, he will be familiar with the assistance that the Government has given for the development of decommissioning capability in the Shetland Isl...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 09, 2016


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy (John Swinney)

I thank Tavish Scott for lodging the motion and securing the debate. I reassure members that I understand entirely the significance of this issue and its importan...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 February 2016 [Draft] : Tuesday, February 09, 2016


John Swinney

Mr McArthur makes a fair point. I am confident that the roll-out of superfast broadband will reach the targets that have been set. The 85 per cent coverage target...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy (John Swinney)

The common financial tool determines the level of contribution that a debtor can pay; ensuring the interests of debtors and creditors are considered.



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


John Swinney

Since April 2015, 295 bankruptcies have been awarded following a debtor application where income has included personal independence payments, disability living allowance or attendance allowa...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy (John Swinney)

Any Barnett consequentials that accrue to the Scottish Government are added to the total funding that is available to the Scottish ministers; it is then for the Scottish ministers to decide ...



Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2016 [Draft] : Thursday, February 04, 2016


John Swinney

On the point of substance, I agree with Lesley Brennan that it is important that we have a range of flood alleviation measures in place. Some of that involves flood defences, but as the floo...



Finance Committee 03 February 2016 [Draft] : Wednesday, February 03, 2016


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy (John Swinney)

I did not want to correct you, convener. Good morning and thank you for giving me the opportunity to make an opening statement ahead of our session on the Land an...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-15128.1 Maureen Watt: Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill—
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-15128 Anne McTaggart: Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill—
>> Show more
YesCarried

Amendment 28 moved by Rhoda Grant on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the
>> Show more
Not VotedDefeated

Amendment 29 moved by Rhoda Grant on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the
>> Show more
Not VotedDefeated

Amendment 30 moved by Rhoda Grant on motion S4M-15561 Jamie Hepburn: Carers (Scotland) Bill—That the
>> Show more
Not VotedDefeated

S4M-14673 Richard Simpson: Alcohol (Licensing, Public Health and Criminal Justice) (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
Not VotedDefeated

S4M-15522 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-15522.1 Jackie Baillie: Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill—As an amendment to motion S4M-15522 in the
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 18 moved by Mark Griffin on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—T
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 29 moved by Liam McArthur on motion S4M-15521 Angela Constance: Education (Scotland) Bill—
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by John Swinney
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-15577: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15563: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15522: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15497: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15459: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15433: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15303: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15276: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15260: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15213: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2015 Show Full Motion >>
This Member currently holds a ministerial post. First Minister and Ministers cannot ask the Government questions which is why no recent questions are displaying here. Please use the full search to find details of previous questions by this Member.
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.