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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Swinney

Scottish National Party

MSP for Perthshire North (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for North Tayside (Constituency) 1999 - 2011

About John Swinney

Contact details

Contact online

Website: johnswinney.scot

Post-d: @johnswinney

Facebook: John's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01250 876576
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

17-19 Leslie Street
Blairgowrie
PH10 6AH

Phone: 01250 876576
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

John is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

John is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John has 1 parliamentary and government role

Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery

Scottish Government

Party Roles

John does not have any party roles

Previous roles

John has had 9 previous roles

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

20 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

30 October 2004 - 02 April 2007

Audit Committee

Substitute Member

15 September 2005 - 20 September 2005

Finance Committee

Member

28 September 2004 - 14 September 2005

European and External Relations Committee

Convener

28 September 2004 - 14 September 2005

Conveners Group

Member

15 September 2004 - 28 September 2004

European and External Relations Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 01 November 2000

Finance Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 26 September 2000

Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee

Convener

24 August 1999 - 26 September 2000

Conveners Liaison Group

Member

Register of interests

John'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 John Swinney. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On Friday 26 May 2017 I attended the "Remarks by the Honourable Barack H Obama" event as a guest of West Coast Capital (a Private Equity Firm). The cost of hospitality for the evening was £500, which was met by West Coast Capital.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a Director of the Logierait Bridge Company. I do not receive any remuneration in relation to this role.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John Swinney 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: 14 September 2021

Vaccination Passports

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery (John Swinney): "From expert public health analysis, we know that we must do all that we can to stem the rise in cases and reduce the pressure on the national health service…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery (John Swinney): "Throughout the Covid pandemic, the Scottish Government has taken actions that are proportionate to the nature and the circumstances of the challenges that we have faced…

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2021

Programme for Government 2021-22

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery (John Swinney): "I welcome the opportunity to close the debate for the Government and I apologise for being unable to do so in person due to a requirement for Covid self-isolation…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 2 September 2021

Coronavirus Act 2020 (Suspension: Disposal of Bodies) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/250) [Laid Only]

John Swinney: "I will make some remarks on the Scottish statutory instruments, six of which amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/344)…

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 2 September 2021

Scotland’s Strategic Framework

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery (John Swinney): "Thank you, convener, and good morning. I welcome the opportunity to appear before the committee for the first time since my appointment as portfolio minister for Covid recovery…

Votes

How John Swinney has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Swinney has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions John Swinney 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. S2O-12498

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 March 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to improve signage for access to the Cairngorms from the A9."

Answered by: Tavish Scott on 29 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-31428

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how much expenditure it expects to incur in (a) legal and (b) court costs in pursuing the case of The Scottish Ministers versus The Scottish Information Commissioner (William Alexander’s application)."

Answered by: Johann Lamont on 16 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31427

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how much expenditure it has incurred to date in (a) legal and (b) court costs in pursuing the case of The Scottish Ministers v The Scottish Information Commissioner (William Alexander’s application)."

Answered by: Johann Lamont on 16 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31401

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive what professional qualifications are held by staff employed by Fisheries Research Services at Freshwater Laboratory Faskally."

Answered by: Sarah Boyack on 7 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31403

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how many applicants there were for staff vacancies at Fisheries Research Services’ (a) Marine Laboratory Aberdeen and (b) Freshwater Laboratory Faskally in each year since 2000."

Answered by: Sarah Boyack on 6 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31400

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff employed by Fisheries Research Services at (a) Marine Laboratory Aberdeen and (b) Freshwater Laboratory Faskally have length of service of (i) less than one year, (ii) one to two years, (iii) three to nine years, (iv) 10 to 20 years and (v) more than 20 years."

Answered by: Sarah Boyack on 6 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31404

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how many vacant staff posts at Fisheries Research Services’ (a) Marine Laboratory Aberdeen and (b) Freshwater Laboratory Faskally have had to be re-advertised in each year since 2000."

Answered by: Sarah Boyack on 6 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31492

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how much it expects the Scottish Information Commissioner to apply for from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body’s central contingency fund for (a) legal costs and (b) court costs in defending the case of The Scottish Ministers v The Scottish Information Commissioner (William Alexander’s…

Answered by: John Scott on 6 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31402

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive how many staff vacancies there were at Fisheries Research Services’ (a) Marine Laboratory Aberdeen and (b) Freshwater Laboratory Faskally in each year since 2000."

Answered by: Sarah Boyack on 6 February 2007

Question ref. S2W-31405

Asked by: Swinney, John, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2007

"To ask the Scottish Executive what the staff turnover was at Fisheries Research Services’ (a) Marine Laboratory Aberdeen and (b) Freshwater Laboratory Faskally in each year since 2000."

Answered by: Sarah Boyack on 6 February 2007

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