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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Daniel Johnson

Scottish Labour

MSP for Edinburgh Southern (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Daniel Johnson

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 0131 541 2145
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

134 Comiston Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5QN

Phone: 0131 541 2145
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Daniel is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Daniel has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Daniel has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on the Economy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Daniel has had 12 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

11 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Education and Skills Committee

Deputy Convener

20 November 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 11 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Member

18 June 2019 - 09 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice Committee

Member

17 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

23 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 28 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Daniel's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Daniel Johnson. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 8 to 13 October 2017, I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). I met a number of Government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The total cost of the flight, hotel and ancillary expenses was £6400. These costs were entirely met by the Taiwanese Government as detailed above.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

I own 100% of the issued share capital of Stripe Retail Ltd, a company providing retail consulting and advisory services. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £249,230. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

Voluntary

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am Vice Chair of the board of the ADHD Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales, Registered Charity Number 1120898.

I am a member of the Cooperative Party.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

I am an associate member of the Labour Women’s Network.

I am currently a non-working director of Stripe Retail Ltd but receive no remuneration or benefits in kind from this company. I am, as declared, a shareholder in this company and therefore receive dividends from it.

I am a member of the Fabian Society.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Daniel Johnson has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Education and the 2022 Examination Diet

Daniel Johnson: "Will the cabinet secretary give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2022

Local Government Funding

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "This topic is undoubtedly important, but I am not sure that the debate has shed much more light on it. As invited by Tom Arthur at the beginning, I will try to build some consensus…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

ScotWind Offshore Wind Leasing Round

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "It is Colin Smyth."

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Covid-19

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "On 5 January, the First Minister confirmed that £375 million would be made available for business support. I believe that, to date, only £262 million has been allocated, leaving £113 million. If that is correct, when will that sum be allocated…

Chamber meeting date: 11 January 2022

Labour Shortages

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I quite agree that Brexit has had an impact on migration, but does the cabinet secretary not agree that, in order to address the issues fully, we need to look at the underlying factors, including workforce participation and long-term productivity, both of which pre-date Covid and Brexit?"

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Daniel Johnson has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-05242

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the inclusion of psychologists in (a) career coaching, (b) development and (c) vocational rehabilitation programmes for those returning to employment."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 12 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05644

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the bingo industry is ineligible for the Hospitality Top Up Fund."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05645

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason bingo has been classified as a live event, when it was reportedly not classified as such before the end of 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05054

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many lateral flow tests have been distributed in each month since they became available to order free of charge."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05052

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many lateral flow tests will be available for distribution in the next 12 months."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 10 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04248

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering extending the COVID-19 vaccine passport scheme to include (a) cafes and (b) cinemas, following recent reports of public speculation by officials."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04681

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the impact and effectiveness of the Business Ventilation Fund will be evaluated; whether the full minutes and evidence from its expert advice group on ventilation will be made publicly available, and, once the fund closes, what assessment the Scottish Government will undertake of the fund's effectiveness and…

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 22 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05240

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to meet the needs of an evolving labour market by (a) promoting employer business models that commit to investing in evidence-based human resources development and (b) ensuring that employability programmes focus on developing skills and providing quality work."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05195

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when new rules to reintroduce (a) physical distancing and (b) the managing of queues will come into effect."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05241

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting businesses in providing psychologically healthy workplaces in (a) an office and (b) home-based working environment."

Awaiting answer

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