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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

Cross-party groups

Daniel is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Member

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 11 previous roles

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

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

08 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Education and Skills Committee

Member

23 November 2017 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work 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

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 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 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.

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.

Voluntary

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

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

I am a member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

I am a member of USDAW and Community trade unions.

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 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.

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 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 an associate member of the Labour Women’s Network.

I am a member of Labour movement for Europe.

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.

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.

Covid-19 Tests (University Students)

Daniel Johnson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 26 November 2020

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I have received an email from a constituent who is studying at the University of Edinburgh…

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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Daniel Johnson made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 26 November 2020

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I congratulate Neil Bibby on bringing forward a very well-thought-through bill. I know, obviously, that it takes a great deal of effort to get a bill to this stage…

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Policing (Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues) (Independent Review)

Daniel Johnson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "I will ask the cabinet secretary a simple question. Did he ask the Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans whether a statement could be made on the report, or is this the first time that he has thought to speak on the matter?"

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Decision Time

Daniel Johnson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 November 2020

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted for the motion to pass the bill."

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Hospitality Businesses

Daniel Johnson made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern) (Lab): "In recent days, Ian Murray and I have written to the First Minister on behalf of hospitality businesses in our constituency…

Votes

How Daniel Johnson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Daniel Johnson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Daniel Johnson in Parliament

Find out what motions Daniel Johnson has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-21936

Bridgend Farmhouse

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21392

Applauding Retail Workers

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-20877

University of Edinburgh Community Grants Scheme

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-20839

Retail Giving Tops £59 Million

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-33506 - Unanswered

25 November 2020

Johnson, Daniel: "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."

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S5O-04757 - Unanswered

11 November 2020

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

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S5W-32883 - Answered

28 October 2020

Johnson, Daniel: "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."

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S5O-04748 - Unanswered

04 November 2020

Johnson, Daniel: "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."

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S5O-04722 - Unanswered

28 October 2020

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

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