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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Finnie

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - present day

Independent

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2012 - 2016

Scottish National Party

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2011 - 2012

About John Finnie

Contact details

Contact online

Website: johnfinnie.scot

Twitter: @JohnFinnieHI

Facebook: John's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6898
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Room 12, 3rd Floor,
2 Baron Taylor's Street
Inverness
IV1 1QL

Phone: 01463 710194
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

John is a member of 15 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fishing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gàidhlig

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Kurdistan

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Men's Violence Against Women and Children

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Palestine

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

John has 4 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

John has had 9 previous roles

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

06 October 2016 - 18 January 2018

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

29 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

11 May 2016 - 15 June 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

02 June 2014 - 23 March 2016

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Justice Committee

Member

13 March 2013 - 23 March 2016

Justice SubCommittee on Policing

Member

08 March 2013 - 04 April 2014

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

24 June 2011 - 23 October 2012

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

Register of interests

John'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 John Finnie. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 30 November to 4 December 2012 I visited Gaza in order to assess the social, economic, and political situation six years after the siege was initiated by Israel. The costs of the visit, £864.51, were met by the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR), an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote dialogue and understanding between European, Palestinian and Arab parliamentarians and policy-makers (of Rue Montoyer 39, Brussels 1000, Belgium).

From 24 to 26 November 2016 I travelled to San Sebastian (Donostia) to address a conference, “Bases for a new model of Public Security in the Basque Country,” on behalf of Euskal Herria Bildu (EH Bildu), as part of the Basque peace process. The cost of the visit was flights £400.87 and hotels of Parma Hotel, Donostia, €92 per night (one night) and two nights at the Carlton Hotel, Bilbao €120.3 per night. All these costs were met by Euskal Herria Bildu (EH Bildu, a political coalition active in the Spanish autonomous communities of Basque Country and Navarre of EH Bildu Hondarribia, 20280 Hondarribia, Spain ) [Registered 14 December 2016]

From 24 to 26 November 2016 I travelled to San Sebastian (Donostia) to address a conference, “Bases for a new model of Public Security in the Basque Country,” on behalf of Euskal Herria Bildu (EH Bildu), as part of the Basque peace process. The cost of the visit was flights £400.87 and hotels of Parma Hotel, Donostia, €92 per night (one night) and two nights at the Carlton Hotel, Bilbao €120.3 per night. All these costs were met by Euskal Herria Bildu (EH Bildu, a political coalition active in the Spanish autonomous communities of Basque Country and Navarre of EH Bildu Hondarribia, 20280 Hondarribia, Spain ) [Registered 14 December 2016]

From 30 November to 4 December 2012 I visited Gaza in order to assess the social, economic, and political situation six years after the siege was initiated by Israel. The costs of the visit, £864.51, were met by the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR), an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote dialogue and understanding between European, Palestinian and Arab parliamentarians and policy-makers (of Rue Montoyer 39, Brussels 1000, Belgium).

From 30 November to 4 December 2012 I visited Gaza in order to assess the social, economic, and political situation six years after the siege was initiated by Israel. The costs of the visit, £864.51, were met by the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR), an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote dialogue and understanding between European, Palestinian and Arab parliamentarians and policy-makers (of Rue Montoyer 39, Brussels 1000, Belgium).

From 24 to 26 November 2016 I travelled to San Sebastian (Donostia) to address a conference, “Bases for a new model of Public Security in the Basque Country,” on behalf of Euskal Herria Bildu (EH Bildu), as part of the Basque peace process. The cost of the visit was flights £400.87 and hotels of Parma Hotel, Donostia, €92 per night (one night) and two nights at the Carlton Hotel, Bilbao €120.3 per night. All these costs were met by Euskal Herria Bildu (EH Bildu, a political coalition active in the Spanish autonomous communities of Basque Country and Navarre of EH Bildu Hondarribia, 20280 Hondarribia, Spain ) [Registered 14 December 2016]

From 25 to 26 April 2015 I travelled to Berlin to address the Annual Conference for Palestinians in Europe on behalf of the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR). The cost of the visit, flights €312 and hotel €73 for a total of €385 (£271.71 using 24 June 2015 exchange rate) were met by the CEPR, an independent not-for-profit organisation established to promote dialogue and understanding between European, Palestinian and Arab parliamentarians and policy-makers (of Rue Montoyer 39, Brussels 1000, Belgium).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

On 27 November 2015 I became a member of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of Heart of Midlothian FC Supporters’ trust.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 12 December 2019]

I am a member of Oxfam.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 12 December 2019]

Since September 2013 I have been a Member of The Foundation of Hearts, a not-for-profit organisation to bring Heart of Midlothian Football Club into fan ownership.

I am a member of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

From 4 November to 7 November 2018, I visited Santander. The costs of the return flights (286.36 euros), hotel accommodation (166.50 euros) and some meals (30 euros) were met by the EHBildu Coalition, which is a leftist, Basque nationalist and pro-independence political coalition active in the Spanish autonomous communities of Basque Country and Navarre. In addition, the costs of some meals were met by the lawyers for the prosecution in the Cabacas trial (14 euros) and the Parliament of the Basque Autonomous Community (10.50 euros). [Registered 12 December 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 12 December 2019]

I am a shareholder in Heart of Midlothian FC.

I am a member of the Retired Police Officers’ Association (Scotland) Highland and Islands Branch.

I am a supporter of Save the Children.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 08 November 2017]

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of Médecins Sans Frontiéres.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John Finnie 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.

Votes

Motions

Written questions

Written questions John Finnie 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-31843 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Finnie, John: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the Member's letter of 4 August and its reply of 3 September 2020, whether it will provide an answer to the request for it to commission independent research into the social and environmental impact of tourism."

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S5W-31705 - Unanswered

09 September 2020

Finnie, John: "To ask the Scottish Government whether the Highlands and Islands Enterprise business case for the repair of the funicular on Cairn Gorm will be published in full to allow the Parliament and the public to scrutinise the plans prior to the Scottish Government’s decision on the matter."

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S5W-31706 - Unanswered

09 September 2020

Finnie, John: "To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to receive the business case for the repair of the funicular on Cairn Gorm from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and how long it estimates it will take for a decision to be reached."

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S5W-31475 - Unanswered

28 August 2020

Finnie, John: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Trust Ports' governance structures being designed to reflect local markets and the needs of local communities, what mechanisms it considers a Trust Port should employ to ensure that it is meeting the needs of all its local communities."

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S5W-31474 - Unanswered

28 August 2020

Finnie, John: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Trust Ports' governance structures being designed to reflect local markets and the needs of local communities, what mechanisms local communities have to ensure that a Trust Port is meeting its statutory obligations."

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