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 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney The project forms part of NHS Grampian’s capital programme, and the Government will work with NHS Grampian to put in place the steps that are necessary to apply the project. The typical lead-in time to a project reaching financial close can be about two years. We will try to accelerate that timescal...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney The Government has committed itself to £61 million-worth of expenditure to support the early years commitments. That is an increase on the estimate that we originally set out, which has arisen as a result of further design work that we have undertaken with our local authority partners.

O...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney The investment that the Government has made has been designed to support financially vulnerable individuals. It will assist people in contributing to the Scottish economy by sustaining their livelihoods and circumstances.

The Government continues to review the challenge of welfare reform ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney The Government committed itself to maintaining the number of full-time equivalent places in Scotland’s colleges, and that is exactly what we have done.

As has been independently verified by the Wood commission in its analysis, in which it highlighted that the college sector in Scotland h...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney It is clear that having the ability to take decisions that create stronger and more effective economic infrastructure in Scotland will help the long-term progress of the Scottish economy. Having a wider range of powers will enable us to fulfil that objective.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney For a moment, I thought that Mr Rennie was on the right lines. I heard Alison McInnes’s point, which was well made, and I am glad that the Government, at the health secretary’s instigation, has taken the step that it has in relation to the Aberdeen royal infirmary site.

On Mr Rennie’s wid...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney That will be the subject of the discussions that the education secretary and I will have with our local authority partners. The objective that we share with our local authority partners is to ensure that we make progress as swiftly as we can in improving the quality of the school estate and school i...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney I have heard that one a number of times from the Labour Party—[Interruption.] Let us have a period of quiet for me to explain this carefully to the members of the Labour front bench, who need to hear it loud and clear.

The total cost of mitigating the bedroom tax in Scotland is £50 millio...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney Mr Gibson has clearly explained the difficulty that arises out of the fact that the Government does not have control of both sides of the balance sheet. We are unable to reap the rewards and benefits of some of the other policies that we have implemented for the right reasons, including provision of...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Swinney Mr Brown has sight of the note for MSPs that accompanied my statement. It was circulated to Opposition parties and is available in the chamber. In that note, I indicate that the Government will provide further detail on significant variances at portfolio level, once the consolidated accounts have be...
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10555: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10430: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10325: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10079: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09977: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, On Behalf of Local Government and Regeneration Committee, Date Lodged: 07/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09927.3: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09869: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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