Mark Ruskell MSP

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  • Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish Green Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green)

I, too, thank Alasdair Allan for the opportunity to debate Scotland’s food and drink.



Meeting of the Parliament 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Mark Ruskell

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 11 September 2019 [Draft] : 11 September 2019


Mark Ruskell

Will the member take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 04 September 2019 [Draft] : 04 September 2019


Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green)

I start by broadly welcoming the programme for government. It perhaps sits in stark contrast to the utter chaos and dysfunction ...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 03 September 2019 [Draft] : 03 September 2019


Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green)

Yes. Thanks, convener. I do not have any c...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 June 2019


Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green)

Business improvement districts are needed to regenerate our town centres, but we see too many BIDs being controlled by big businesses that are making controversia...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 25 June 2019 : 25 June 2019


Mark Ruskell

Amendment 147 would require the annual progress reports on the climate change plan to include information on the level of spending that would be put towards the p...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 25 June 2019 : 25 June 2019


Mark Ruskell

Can the cabinet secretary confirm that the outcome of that preferred policy-making process will be reflected in the next climate change plan?



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 25 June 2019 : 25 June 2019


Mark Ruskell

Can you point out anything in amendment 49 that would require ministers to set targets? I agree that targets might be necessary, but surely it is the actions that...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 25 June 2019 : 25 June 2019


Mark Ruskell

Will the member give way?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-18778.1: Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2019
Result - For: 34, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-18778: Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 11/09/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 5 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-18767.1: The Impact of the UK Government's Planned Immigration Policy and Mobility Restrictions on Scotland's University and Scientific Research Sectors (Oliver Mundell)
Meeting Date: 10/09/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-18767: The Impact of the UK Government's Planned Immigration Policy and Mobility Restrictions on Scotland's University and Scientific Research Sectors (Richard Lochhead)
Meeting Date: 10/09/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 1 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
SPCB election
Meeting Date: 10/09/2019
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
S5M-18695.1: Avoiding a No-deal Exit from the EU (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 05/09/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-18695: Avoiding a No-deal Exit from the EU (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/09/2019
Result - For: 87, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-17945: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 26/06/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4A
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4B
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-18655: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18535: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18001: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17802: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17660: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17353: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17304.3: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17206: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17092: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16784: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 04/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-03561: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25262: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25249: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25248: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25247: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25178: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 05/09/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24906: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24904: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-24902: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2019 Show Full Question >>
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