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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Russell Findlay

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Russell Findlay

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6975
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Russell is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Russell is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Russell does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Russell has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Russell had 1 previous role

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Criminal Justice Committee

Member

Register of interests

Russell'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 Russell Findlay. The date of their initial statement was 10 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

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 a member of the National Union of Journalists.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Russell Findlay 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

Social Care (Financial Support for Personal Protective Equipment)

5. Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to extend financial support for PPE in the social care sector. (S6O-00630)"

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Covid-19

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Today, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service published new data about tens of thousands of pending criminal trials, many of which have been delayed by Covid. Its most recent figures, from December, show that 760 of those are in the High Court…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Freedom of Information Requests (Timescale)

2. Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its handling of freedom of information requests against the 20 working day statutory timescale. (S6O-00593)"

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Mental Health and Wellbeing (Primary Care)

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "As has already been said by the minister and others, there is broad cross-party agreement on this topic. No one can doubt the importance of improving capability and capacity for mental health treatment…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 12 January 2022

Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2021 (SSI 2021/446)

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Hello, Ms Medhurst and Mr Brown. Happy new year to you both. Etizolam has been rife in prisons for quite some time…

Votes

How Russell Findlay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Russell Findlay 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 against

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-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-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-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 Russell Findlay 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-03473

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the appointment of a judicial office holder to preside over the public inquiry into the malicious prosecutions concerning Rangers FC."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02519

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the review being conducted by the Scottish Prison Service regarding its transgender prison policy."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 8 September 2021

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