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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

Alison is a member of 14 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Basic Income

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cycling, Walking and Buses

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Learning Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alison has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

Member

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

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

MSP's 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 member of Friends of Lagganlia.

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

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 Friends of the Earth Scotland.

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 supporter of Shelter.

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

I am a supporter of UNICEF.

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]

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

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.

Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Health and Social Care Workers (Covid-19 Risk Assessments)

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 June 2020

Alison Johnstone: "I welcome the minister’s response. However, the British Medical Association has warned that doctors across the United Kingdom have not been risk assessed…

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Jobs Guarantee (Young People)

Alison Johnstone made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

3. Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "I thank the First Minister for advance sight of her statement. My thoughts are with each and every person who has lost a loved one during this pandemic. Half of working Scots are concerned about losing their jobs, and thousands have already done so…

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Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "I, too, thank all those who gave evidence to the committee and helped us in our deliberations…

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National Health Service (Covid-19 Transmission)

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "I thank the cabinet secretary for her response to Mr Torrance…

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Approach to the Committee’s Inquiry

Alison Johnstone made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 22 June 2020

Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green): "Convener, it was helpful that you began by reminding us of our remit, which is “To consider and report on the actions of the First Minister, Scottish Government officials and special advisers in dealing with complaints about Alex Salmond, former First Minister, considered under the Scottish Government’s ‘Handling of harassment complaints involving…

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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.

S5W-30239 - Unanswered

25 June 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address the backlog of both routine and urgent dental work that has accumulated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-30139 - Unanswered

22 June 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the reduction of dental services during the COVID-19 outbreak on oral cancer detection and survival rates."

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S5W-30163 - Unanswered

22 June 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers root canal procedures to be classed as urgent dental care."

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S5O-04442 - Unanswered

17 June 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of BAME health and social care workers have been risk-assessed for COVID-19."

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S5W-29308 - Answered

27 May 2020

Johnstone, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what research it is (a) carrying out and (b) supporting on vitamin D deficiency and its impact on COVID-19 severity and mortality."

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