Michael Russell MSP

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Michael Russell MSP

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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:

Michael is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

I am grateful to you, convener. Thank you very much.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

Yes, and we continue to have a very useful and productive dialogue. In fact, it is very much our duty to do so. Obviously, Fiona Hyslop takes responsibility for that work—I am responsible fo...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

Absolutely. In my last discussion with the Chamber of Shipping, which was probably more than six months ago, people were talking about needing five to 10 years to make infrastructure changes...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

From meeting the Chamber of Shipping and various others, we know that the industry has done a fair degree of scenario planning on this, and it is pretty alarmed by the outcomes. There are so...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

With the greatest respect, I think that the best person to answer that is Steven Morton, who understands the model even better than I do.



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

Again, that would be a matter for Keith Brown but I think that the figures indicate strong growth in Scottish trade. There will be fluctuations from year to year about how that takes place. ...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

An appointment has been made to Berlin; she is ready to start work and that will be happening within months—in the early spring, I think. The Paris appointment is imminent, so I would expect...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

There is potential for that. I should absolutely stress that we have always supported a sensible solution in Ireland, recognising the very special issues that arise in Ireland and particular...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

Nobody knows the situation better than you do. I have worked with you for a long time. You have gone through the difficulties of annual fisheries rounds, and come back looking haggard. I eve...



Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee 01 February 2018 [Draft] : 01 February 2018


Michael Russell

I was included in those tweets. The white-fish producers are very concerned about that.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-10571.3: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-10571.2: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 4, Against: 104 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10571: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 78, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-10518: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2018
Result - For: 70, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10397: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/02/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-10307.1: Stemming the Plastic Tide: Action to Tackle the Impact of Single-use Plastics on Land and in our Seas (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 07/02/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 62 Abstain: 26
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Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 90, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
S5M-10218: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 118, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-10183.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Russell
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-08352: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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