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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

Website: michaelmarra.net

Twitter: @michaeljmarra

Facebook: Michael's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5943
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

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

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.

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.

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

On 4 November 2021 I attended a dinner hosted by the CBI at COP26, as a guest of Tesco PLC. This had a monetary value of £200. [Registered 8 December 2021]

On 15 November 2021 I received one ticket to attend the Scotland v Denmark football game, with hospitality included, at Hampden Park as a guest of the BT Group. This had a monetary value of £250. [Registered 8 December 2021]

I am a member of Community the Union.

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

I am a member of GMB Trade Union.

I am a member of Amnesty International.

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

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.

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: 19 January 2022

Education and the 2022 Examination Diet

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I am happy to lead this timely debate for Labour. These remain incredibly challenging times in our schools, and the disruption of the past few years is truly unprecedented since the advent of universal education in this country…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

National Mission on Drugs

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Much has already been said about the recent developments around the Drug Deaths Taskforce, and I do not intend to take up too much of my time reviewing that unfortunate set of circumstances…

Education, Children and Young People Committee meeting date: 12 January 2022

Budget 2022-23

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "I think that it would be useful to follow up on some of the issues around data, cabinet secretary…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2021

Quantitative Easing

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Twice in the past 13 years in times of great crisis, this country has relied on quantitative easing to save livelihoods, protect our economy and avoid a catastrophic depression…

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2021

School Examinations 2022

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Yesterday, the First Minister said that schools will open “as normal” in the new year, but, as parents and teachers have been pointing out to me since then, things are far from normal in our schools…

Votes

How Michael Marra has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Marra has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-05712

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the proportion of school pupils to whom it has (a) issued a free digital device and (b) provided free internet connection at home."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05713

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to receive the report on the consultation paper on the reform of Scottish Education, Education Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority: Consultation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04781

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

"To ask the Scottish Government which review boards are involved in the development of its education policy."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04980

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the reasoning was for the questions contained within the Health and Wellbeing Census for school pupils."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04466

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many breast cancer oncologists are employed by each NHS board, broken down by (a) full-time equivalent (FTE) and (b) headcount figure."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-03926

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish all data relating to classroom ventilation inspections in 2021."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03928

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide (a) an update on how much of the £10 million fund made available to local authorities for active ventilation in classrooms has been spent and (b) details of how the funding has been spent, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03925

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what criteria are used for the assessment of classroom ventilation, and how many classrooms have failed a ventilation inspection, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03927

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it can take to ensure any remedial action required, as a result of a classroom failing a ventilation inspection, is carried out, and how progress will be monitored."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03924

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many classroom ventilation inspections were carried out before schools started the October 2021 holidays."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 November 2021

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