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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alison Johnstone

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Lothian (Region) 2011 - present day

About Alison Johnstone

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6362
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alison has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

Member

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

Party Roles

Alison has 5 party roles

Party Leader

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Alison has had 8 previous roles

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

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Health and Sport Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Member

27 November 2014 - 23 March 2016

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

29 October 2014 - 27 November 2014

Devolution Further Powers Committee

Substitute Member

01 November 2012 - 27 November 2014

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Member

01 November 2012 - 29 October 2014

Referendum Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

23 June 2011 - 01 November 2012

Economy Energy and Tourism Committee

Substitute Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alison'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 Alison Johnstone. The date of their initial statement was 18 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

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 supporter of UNICEF.

I am a Scotland Committee Member of Fields in Trust (operating name of the National Playing Fields Association).

I am a member of Friends of Lagganlia.

I am a supporter of Shelter.

I own a share, worth £250, in Dig-In Brunstfield, a community greengrocer in Edinburgh. This is not greater than 1% of the total value of the share capital.

I am a member of Friends of the Earth Scotland.

I am a member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Athletics.

I own a share, worth £250, in Harlow Hydro, a community hydropower scheme near Edinburgh. This is not greater than 1% of the total value of the share capital.

I am a member of Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign.

On 28 November I received a Hills and Harbour Gin Tasting Set (1 bottle of gin, plus two glasses) from the League Against Cruel Sports. The value of this gift was £44. [21 December 2017]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alison Johnstone 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: 25 February 2021

Homelessness (Winter Evictions Ban)

4. Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "This week, National Records of Scotland revealed that, before the pandemic struck, Scotland had the highest death rate among homeless people in the United Kingdom…

Social Security Committee meeting date: 18 February 2021

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "I would like to ask about the best start foods payment, which has not been uprated since 2019. Did the Scottish Government consider uprating it or extending it to children under four?"

Chamber meeting date: 17 February 2021

Mental Health

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "My thoughts are with all those who are affected by mental ill health and suicide, and I extend my sincere thanks to those who are working so hard in front-line services to help people experiencing mental distress…

Chamber meeting date: 16 February 2021

Hotel Quarantine

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "On the issue of vulnerable people who may be unable to afford the quarantine fee, yesterday I was contacted by the British Red Cross, which is concerned about the lack of guidance for people travelling to Scotland to reunite with loved ones on refugee family reunion visas, including unaccompanied refugee children. I note the cabinet secretary’s…

Chamber meeting date: 16 February 2021

Covid-19

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "I extend my thanks to all those involved in delivering the vaccination programme in Scotland…

Votes

How Alison Johnstone has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alison Johnstone has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24224

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 31 against, 5 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24224.1

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 53 for, 62 against, 10 abstained, 4 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24224.2

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 22 for, 60 against, 41 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24225

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 1 against, 35 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24206.3

Fair Funding for Local Government

Submitted by: Aileen Campbell, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Result 65 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alison Johnstone 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. S5W-35574

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it is collecting regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of BAME people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35524

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is being provided to English language schools that have had to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35521

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it engages with people who have lived experienced of long-term COVID-19 symptoms when devising support for people with long-COVID."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35523

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people living with HIV will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine through their HIV clinic, as is the case in England and Wales."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35530

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that the mental health of BAME men has been the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35226

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to student social workers who are unable to obtain placements and whose qualification might be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33757

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents involving snaring have been reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in Scotland in each calendar year since 2017, also broken down by how many subsequent (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were."

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 17 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33874

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what COVID-19-related business support is available to cattery and kennel businesses, in light of reports that some have been advised that their business does not fall into a category where such support is available."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33875

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to businesses that are not required to close by the COVID-19 restrictions but are experiencing financial difficulties because of the impact of the pandemic and the restrictions that are in place elsewhere on the amount of business that they can carry out."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 14 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33684

Asked by: Johnstone, Alison, Lothian, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that (a) people on low incomes, (b) older people and (c) vulnerable people are supported to (i) acquire, (ii) install and (iii) maintain in working order the smoke and heat alarm equipment specified in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (Tolerable Standard) (Extension of Criteria) Order 2019."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 9 December 2020

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