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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Daniel Johnson

Scottish Labour

MSP for Edinburgh Southern (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Daniel Johnson

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6462
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

134 Comiston Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5QN

Phone: 0131 541 2145
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Daniel is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Daniel is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Affected by Imprisonment

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Science

Convener

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women in Enterprise

Member

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

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Daniel does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Daniel does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Daniel has had 12 previous roles

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

20 November 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 11 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Member

18 June 2019 - 09 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

09 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice Committee

Member

17 January 2018 - 08 September 2019

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

19 December 2017 - 28 May 2019

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Labour

29 September 2016 - 09 January 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

23 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education and Young People

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 28 November 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Daniel'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 Daniel Johnson. The date of their initial statement was 27 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 8 to 13 October 2017, I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). I met a number of Government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The total cost of the flight, hotel and ancillary expenses was £6400. These costs were entirely met by the Taiwanese Government as detailed above. [Registered 31 October 2017]

From 8 to 13 October 2017, I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). I met a number of Government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The total cost of the flight, hotel and ancillary expenses was £6400. These costs were entirely met by the Taiwanese Government as detailed above. [Registered 31 October 2017]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

I own 50% of the issued share capital of Over the Counter Ltd, a retail company. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £37,211. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

I own 50% of the issued share capital of Over the Counter Ltd, a retail company. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £37,211. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

I own 100% of the issued share capital of Stripe Retail Ltd, a company providing retail consulting and advisory services. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £171,292. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

I own 100% of the issued share capital of Stripe Retail Ltd, a company providing retail consulting and advisory services. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £171,292. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

Voluntary

At the point of my return as a member of the Scottish Parliament I was a non-working, unremunerated director of Aspidistra Ltd and Aspidistra Property Ltd. I have since resigned these directorships.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

I am an associate member of the Labour Women’s Network.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a Trustee to the board of the ADHD Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales, Registered Charity Number 1120898. [Registered 10 July 2020]

I am currently a non-working director of Stripe Retail Ltd and Over the Counter Ltd but receive no remuneration or benefits in kind from either of these companies. I am, as declared, a shareholder in both these companies and therefore receive dividends from them.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

At the point of my return as a member of the Scottish Parliament I was a non-working, unremunerated director of Aspidistra Ltd and Aspidistra Property Ltd. I have since resigned these directorships.

I am currently a non-working director of Stripe Retail Ltd and Over the Counter Ltd but receive no remuneration or benefits in kind from either of these companies. I am, as declared, a shareholder in both these companies and therefore receive dividends from them.

I am an associate member of the Labour Women’s Network.

I am a Trustee to the board of the ADHD Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales, Registered Charity Number 1120898. [Registered 10 July 2020]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Daniel Johnson 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: 13 January 2021

Covid-19 Education Update

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I will ask the cabinet secretary about the national qualifications group. The document on teacher assessment for national awards was published in October, and assumed a high degree of classroom learning…

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Covid-19: Learning and Teaching in the Senior Phase

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "After that answer, I should remind the committee that I am a member of USDAW. To some extent, what I was going to ask about has been covered, but I will go a bit further…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Covid-19 (Testing in Schools)

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "Testing is an important precaution as we seek to reopen schools, but it would be made unnecessary by vaccine roll-out…

Chamber meeting date: 17 December 2020

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I am grateful to the cabinet secretary for giving way. Will he comment on the concept of sustainability being included in the bill, as is highlighted in the committee’s report?"

Education and Skills Committee meeting date: 16 December 2020

Budget 2021-22

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "If you will permit me, Mr Swinney, I would like to step back a little. There has been an awful lot of controversy around exams and so on, and I wonder whether we have overfocused on grades rather than what those grades represent…

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Daniel Johnson 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-33923

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the First Minister on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34230

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what investigations it has undertaken regarding the impact of the new COVID-19 variant on children and young people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34043

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33506 by Aileen Campbell on 9 December 2020, and the reported comments by the First Minister on the matter, what representations it has received regarding establishing a retail or high street voucher scheme, and what the timescale would be to introduce such an initiative."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34042

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason appointments for a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are reportedly 28 days after the first rather than 21; whether this decision was made by ministers, and what impact this might have on the effectiveness of the vaccine."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33506

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to investigate the introduction of a retail or high street voucher scheme to aid shoppers and shops, in light of such a scheme being introduced in Jersey and considered in Northern Ireland."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 9 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33720

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the urgent question on support for the retail sector by Jamie Hepburn on 2 December 2020 (Official Report, c…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04757

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will examine the viability of having a south Edinburgh metro and light rail service."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32883

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its practice of pre-release access to statistics is in full compliance with the UK Office for Statistics Regulation’s Code of Practice for Statistics."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 6 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04748

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that all bed and breakfasts and guest houses will be eligible for financial support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04722

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support older people, including those resident in care homes."

Awaiting answer

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