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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mark Ruskell

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2003 - 2007

About Mark Ruskell

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6468
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Unit 23
Stirling Business Centre
Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ

Phone: 01786 448 203
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Commission For Public Audit

Member

Party Roles

Mark has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Climate

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Mark has had 12 previous roles

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

14 June 2017 - 25 October 2021

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

29 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

16 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

13 September 2018 - 16 September 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Deputy Convener

04 September 2018 - 13 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2006 - 02 April 2007

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Substitute Member

09 September 2004 - 07 June 2006

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Deputy Convener

30 June 2004 - 09 September 2004

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 30 June 2004

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Mark's register of interests

MSPs 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 Mark Ruskell. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until May 2017 I was a local authority councillor for Stirling Council (of Old Viewforth, 14-20 Pitt Terrace, Stirling FK8 2ET). I worked 15 hours per week in this role. Until 15 May 2016, when my salary ceased, I received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 14 t o 16 August 2018 I travelled to Norway on a study visit to explore Deposit Return Schemes. The costs of the visit were approximately £689, £220 for hotel, £319 for flights and around £150 for meals, which were met by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an Honorary Associate Member of the British Veterinary Association.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mark Ruskell 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.

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Neurodevelopmental Support (Children in Schools)

3. Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work to provide access to neurodevelopmental support for all children in schools. (S6O-01270)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Edinburgh Low Emission Zone

1. Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, as an employer located in the zone, how it will help to meet the objectives of the Edinburgh low emission zone. (S6O-01248)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Role of Incineration in Waste Hierarchy

Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "I am delighted that there has been an effective ban on approvals for new incinerators since November last year, and that that has now been made permanent. That is what I have been campaigning for with local communities since 2017…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 16 June 2022

Crisis in Ukraine

Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "Thank you for joining us this morning. We know that you are exceptionally busy dealing with casework and supporting people. The previous time that you came to the committee, we talked about the Ukrainian seasonal workers who are here…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 14 June 2022

Role of Local Government in Delivering Net Zero

Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "I want to query a point that Fionna Kell made. Fionna, you said that the Government had estimated that costs would go up by about 6 per cent for renewables and insulation but that, in reality, they had gone up by 15 per cent…

Votes

How Mark Ruskell has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Ruskell has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 82

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 43 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 17 for, 64 against, 26 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 85

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 44 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 45 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 10 Amendment 86

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Result 43 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 22 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Mark Ruskell 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.

Question ref. S6W-09272

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to developing an expressive arts or moving image arts National Qualification."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09273

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 23 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to developing a natural history National Qualification."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09024

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 21 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many Electric Vehicle Loan applications made in advance of the 1 December 2021 deadline are pending (a) completion and (b) delivery of an electric vehicle to the applicant."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09217

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the independently-chaired taskforce established to consider whether the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals should be given extra powers to investigate wildlife crime, which it announced on 17 June 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09126

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding each (a) local authority and (b) National Park will receive from its Edinburgh Process Fund."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09161

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will respond to the reports on the four themes of the National Partnership for Culture."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09227

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when the second Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing will be reviewed, and when it will respond to the Zero Emissions Social Housing Taskforce report, published in August 2021."

Answered by: Patrick Harvie on 14 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09019

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the support needs of Ukrainian nationals on seasonal work visas in Scotland following the introduction by the UK Government of the Ukraine Extension Scheme on 3 May 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09020

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what correspondence it has had with the seasonal worker employment sponsor agencies in relation to supporting Ukrainian nationals on seasonal work visas in Scotland to access the Ukraine Extension Scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09021

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any correspondence with the UK Government in relation to providing routes to permanent settlement for Ukrainian nationals who have arrived in Scotland with limited leave to remain, through the Ukraine Family Scheme, Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme and the Ukraine Extension Scheme."

Awaiting answer

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