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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 local office

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

Daniel is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Outdoor Education

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Daniel has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Daniel has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on the Economy

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Daniel has had 19 previous roles

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

22 September 2021 - 25 April 2023

Criminal Justice Committee

Substitute Member

22 June 2021 - 25 April 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Deputy Convener

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

10 April 2023 - 10 April 2023

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Labour

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Labour

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

17 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

09 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice Committee

Member

19 December 2017 - 28 May 2019

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

23 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

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.

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: 22 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I welcome the cabinet secretary to her role. In a portfolio that often talks about growth, it is good to see her leading by example with her expanding range of responsibilities. This is a very serious matter…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I wonder whether Stephen Kerr might reflect on two points. First, he is right about the investment that is required, but the site is still a profitable site according to both Petroineos and the trade unions. That is worth reflecting on…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill: Stage 1

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Business Confidence and Promotion of Entrepreneurship

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "There is a good deal of concern about the impact that the draft budget will have on our enterprise agencies. Will the minister outline how many businesses were supported by enterprise agencies in the past year as compared with pre-Covid times?"

Chamber meeting date: 7 February 2024

Cost of Living Support (Engagement with United Kingdom Government)

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "On the topic of utility bills, water bills are going up by 8 per cent, despite Scottish Water’s reserves now sitting at almost £2 billion. How is that justified, given that Scottish Water could clearly absorb or defer that increase?"

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Daniel Johnson has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-25197

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government when it hopes to publish its refreshed Framework for Tax."

Answered by Shona Robison on 21 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25344

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been provided to the Scottish Growth Scheme, and, of that funding, how much has been allocated to businesses, in each year since the scheme was established."

Answer expected on 5 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25199

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the proposed introduction of a non-domestic rates public health supplement on retailers as set out in its Budget for 2024-25, whether such a levy would be in addition to the intermediate property rate where that applies."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25196

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the possible introduction of a non-domestic rates public health supplement on retailers as set out in the 2024-25 Budget, what assessment it has made of the potential impact of any new levy on the behaviour of retailers that are liable for the new levy and also become liable for a workplace parking levy,…

Answered by Tom Arthur on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25198

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the proposed introduction of a non-domestic rates public health supplement on retailers as set out in its Budget for 2024-25, what analysis it has undertaken of the potential implications of any new levy for store fit-outs and on those who provide such services, including builders, electricians and…

Answered by Tom Arthur on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25201

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the proposed introduction of a non-domestic rates public health supplement on retailers as set out in its Budget for 2024-25, what it anticipates the (a) administrative and (b) cost implications for local authorities would be for implementing any new levy."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25200

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with Public Health Scotland regarding the possible introduction of a non-domestic rates public health supplement on retailers prior to the announcement in its Budget for 2024-25."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 16 February 2024

Question ref. S6W-25312

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government from where the release of £6.2 million from the Lifelong Learning and Skills budget to support other Scottish Government priorities came, as outlined in the 2023-24 Autumn Budget Revision."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-25313

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 February 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government from where the £12.8 million "emerging and planned underspend" in the Lifelong Learning and Skills budget came, as outlined in the 2023-24 Spring Budget Revision."

Answer expected on 6 March 2024

Question ref. S6W-24590

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what powers it anticipates would be provided to (a) the Scottish Ministers and (b) local authorities to ensure that certain types of buildings are connected to a heat network as part of a proposed Heat in Buildings Bill…

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 1 February 2024

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