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  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

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Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

I want to be as open and as helpful as I can, convener. As I have said, I will be very happy to keep you, the deputy convener and the wider committee briefed as the process goes ahead.

Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

Yes. I heard Simon Coveney speak in Cambridge two weeks ago at a British-Irish Association dinner, and he made it very clear that he thinks that the progress that needs to be made—he was ope...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

That will be a judgment that the European Commission and European Parliament will have to make in the coming weeks. A great deal will hinge on what the Prime Minister says on Friday. The exp...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

We have made that point in conversations and discussions. We have very effective representation in Brussels—ministers are there meeting people regularly; I will be there next week—and we wil...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

No—there has been no involvement by the devolved Administrations. I think the committee has been copied in to a letter that I wrote to David Davis about the papers. As of 19 September, we ha...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

You are opening a really wide range of areas, in the list. We should certainly consider the matter. Some people resent EU regulation: we can understand that, because regulations are always d...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

It appears that the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, does not wish the devolved Administrations to be anywhere near trade deals. I suspect that the collective mind at We...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

I think that we had a number of replies, but I am not sure that any of them addressed the points that we had made. The new chair of the JMC(EN) is the First Secretary of State and Minister f...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

The committee and your adviser have looked at the JMC process inside and out. I share the adviser’s published view that the JMC process has not been a glittering success over the past 18 yea...



Finance and Constitution Committee 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Russell

Yes. I have said that openly and I am happy to say it again here: if all the amendments are agreed to, of course that would happen. If alternatives to amendments that have been agreed with W...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-08035.2: Roll out of Universal Credit (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 23, Against: 75 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035.4: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-08035.1: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035.3: Roll out of Universal Credit (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08035: Roll out of Universal Credit (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2017
Result - For: 75, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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S5M-07774: Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill (Annabelle Ewing)
Meeting Date: 21/09/2017
Result - For: 109, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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S5M-07750.4: Finance (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-07750.1: Finance (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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S5M-07750.3: Finance (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 6, Against: 58 Abstain: 60
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S5M-07750.2: Finance (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 20/09/2017
Result - For: 5, Against: 59 Abstain: 60
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-03858: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03427: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01412: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01134.1: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01109: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00947: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00936: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00895: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/08/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00716: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00133: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/05/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-02079: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02076: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02077: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01335: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01299: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01300: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01298: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01291: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01290: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>

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