John Finnie

MSP, Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands Green

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  • Scottish Parliament: ScotRail (Jobs) 16 Nov 2017

    Two days ago, ScotR ail issued the document that I hold in my hand, which is about the launch of a voluntary leaver scheme that is available to a range of positions in the organisation. I am advised that this is the third time since 2015 that ScotRail has sought to encourage people to leave the organisation, which relies heavily on agency staff. I am also told that there are 256 vacancies and...
  • Scottish Parliament: Preventing Sexual Offending Involving Children and Young People 14 Nov 2017

    I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement. The Scottish Green Party welcomes the proposals in it. I have a question about one small part of the expert group’s remit. The cabinet secretary said that it would not focus on adult perpetrators of sexual offences. The definition of “adult” can be from 16 years old to 18 years old. What regard will be given to...
  • Scottish Parliament: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 9 Nov 2017

    We do not live in a perfect world. If we lived in a perfect world, we would not need this legislation, which is pragmatic, as are amendments 1 and 2. As Mike Rumbles has said, they are necessary as a transition. There is nothing to stop operators fitting seat belts, and I hope that they will do so, but the amendments are pragmatic. I note, significantly, the exclusion of primary pupils from...

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Green MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Party was Scottish National Party until 23 Oct 2012; Independent until 23 Mar 2016

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