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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Michael Marra

Scottish Labour

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Michael Marra

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5943
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Michael is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michael does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Michael has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Michael does not have any previous roles

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

Register of interests

Michael'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 Michael Marra. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a Councillor for Dundee City Council (of Dundee House, North Lindsay St, Dundee ). I spend approximately 18 hours per week on this role, although this can vary from week to week depending on committee commitments. I receive salary and use of a mobile and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration is between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

Until 8 May 2021, when I resigned, I was a Deputy Director, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee (of Perth Road, Dundee). I worked full time in this role and I received remuneration of £60,001 to £65,000 per annum. I received a final payment of £2,500.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an elected Councillor at Dundee City Council

I am a member of Dundee, Perth, Angus and North East Fife Strategic Development Planning Authority.

I am the Secretary of Optimistic Sound (Registered Charity: SCO44851) dedicated to fighting child poverty in Dundee.

I am a member of Development of Social Enterprise in Dundee Development Board.

I am a member of Community the Union.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Michael Marra 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: 22 June 2021

Curriculum for Excellence

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "The OECD report is welcome. It is right to praise our education workforce, and we welcome the Government’s acceptance of the recommendations in full. We have the review; now is the time for urgent action…

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Scottish Qualifications Authority (Non-submission of Grades)

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Evidence in today’s Scotsman shows that young people who have been judged to have failed a course are not having their grades submitted to the Scottish Qualifications Authority…

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Drug-related Deaths

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests and to my recent employment, before I was elected to the Parliament, as the deputy director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

International Aid (United Kingdom Commitments)

1. Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the UK Government regarding the UK’s commitments to international aid. (S6O-00033)"

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) Scotland Act 2021

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I, too, thank the Deputy First Minister for advance sight of his statement…

Votes

How Michael Marra has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Marra has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00397

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Timetable and Procedures for Consideration

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00446

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 21, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00447

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 21, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Result 87 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 93 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00400.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Result 28 for, 72 against, 22 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Michael Marra 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-00612

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to raise awareness of the deadlines for the installation of smoke and heat detectors."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00611

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its revised deadlines for the installation of smoke and heat detectors in all homes are on schedule."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 17 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00411

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it will cost to fulfil the Scottish National Party manifesto pledge that “we will increase the school uniform grant to at least £120 in primary school and £150 in secondary school”."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00414

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide additional resources to local authorities to help fulfil the Scottish National Party manifesto pledge that “we will increase the school uniform grant to at least £120 in primary school and £150 in secondary school” and, if not, what proportion of the funding required to…

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00412

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had or plans with COSLA regarding fulfilling the Scottish National Party manifesto pledge that “we will increase the school uniform grant to at least £120 in primary school and £150 in secondary school”."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00031

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date phase three of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme will begin."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00035

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether local authorities will be able to retrospectively draw down funding under the phase three timetable of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00032

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the timetable is for the (a) application, (b) award and (c) drawdown for phase three of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00034

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether local authorities with urgent priorities to build schools will be able to fund this through their own capital plans once their Scottish Schools for the Future awards are confirmed."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00033

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how phase three of the Scottish Schools for the Future programme will take account of areas of population growth when considering the requirements for local authority schools."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 May 2021

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