John Swinney

Scottish National Party MSP for Perthshire North


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  • Scottish Parliament: Primary Schools (Deferred Entry) 20 Mar 2019

    I am grateful to Fulton McGregor and the give them time campaign for raising awareness of the issue. I reassure parents that implementation of the curriculum for excellence early level and good transition arrangements should make the journey from early learning and childcare into primary education seamless and minimise the need for school deferral. However, it is important that parents are...
  • Scottish Parliament: Primary Schools (Deferred Entry) 20 Mar 2019

    Whether children with a birthday between August and 31 December are entitled to additional early learning and childcare funding remains at the local authority’s discretion. I expect local authorities to make the decision based on an assessment of wellbeing, as set out in the early learning and childcare statutory guidance that accompanied the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014....
  • Scottish Parliament: Primary Schools (Deferred Entry) 20 Mar 2019

    The answer to Mr Gray’s question is in my answer to Mr MacGregor’s first question. The contents of the early level of the curriculum for excellence, which takes, as Mr Gray will know, a play-based approach to learning, supported by good transition arrangements, should make the journey from early learning and childcare into primary education straightforward. There is flexibility to...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Perthshire North, Former Scottish National Party MP for North Tayside

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented North Tayside

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Member of the Scottish Parliament. No salary drawn from that post.
Occasional fees from broadcasting and newspaper articles.
Fee for participating in a seminar from a post graduate group of General Practitioners in the East Perthshire area of my constituency, which I donated to the Lippen Care Charity of which I am a Vice-Patron.
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
I received the following donations towards my SNP leadership election campaign:
Donation in kind of leaflets, value £1000 from Craig & Stewart Printers
Contributions of less than £1000 from four donors.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
6 March 2001, I received a gift of a kilt belt and sporran from Morris Leslie Ltd. at Scone Airport. (Registered 3 April 2001)

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