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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 1 committee

Criminal Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

Cross-party groups

Russell is a member of 2 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Human Trafficking

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ukraine

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Russell does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Russell has 1 party role

Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Russell has had 3 previous roles

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

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

22 September 2021 - 08 September 2022

Health Social Care and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

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

On Sunday 30 April 2023, I attended the Scottish FA Cup semi-final at Hampden Park, Glasgow as a guest of MFGC Holdings Ltd (of 87 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2AW). The approximate total value of a match ticket and hospitality I received was £390. [Registered 5 May 2023]

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.

On 11 February 2023 I was a guest of NatWest Group at the Scotland vs. Wales Six Nations rugby match. The value of the ticket was £122 and hospitality £40. [Registered 21 February 2023]

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: 28 May 2024

Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app did not connect. I would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 23 May 2024

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "All of us here today want the same thing, which is to deliver the most effective Scottish legislation for Scottish victims of the Post Office Horizon scandal…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 23 May 2024

Police (Ethics, Conduct and Scrutiny) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Sections 2 and 3 of the bill relate to the code of ethics and the duty of candour. You are supportive of those for both police officers and staff. Does that include all staff?"

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 22 May 2024

Police (Ethics, Conduct and Scrutiny) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, panel. Much of the SPA’s position seems to be supportive of the PIRC getting new powers and even taking on some of the responsibilities that currently lie with the SPA…

Chamber meeting date: 21 May 2024

Post Office (Horizon System) Offences (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "The Post Office Horizon IT system generated a wave of unexplained financial deficits, with black holes appearing suddenly in branch accounts across the country…

Votes

How Russell Findlay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Russell Findlay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 46

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 104 for, 8 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 50

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 7 for, 87 against, 18 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 43

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 48 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 35

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 49 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 17 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 28 Amendment 34

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Result 25 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Russell Findlay has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-03544

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to revise the terms of reference that it has set for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry."

Taken in the Chamber on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6F-03185

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 May 2024

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports of a National Crime Agency warning about synthetic opioids being linked to rising numbers of deaths."

Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27399

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any drug-free wings within the Scottish Prison Service estate."

Answered by Christina McKelvie on 28 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27398

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of (a) the number of paediatric pathologists based in Scotland and (b) any paediatric pathology services that have been acquired from elsewhere in the UK, over the past 24 months."

Answered by Neil Gray on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27740

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-27228 by Angela Constance on 17 May 2024, whether it will provide the information requested regarding the details of any communications that it has had with the (a) Lord President of the Court of Session and (b) Judicial Office for Scotland regarding a public inquiry into…

Answer expected on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27397

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23002 by Angela Constance on 11 December 2023, in light of reports that the proceedings have concluded, whether it will now provide details of any payments it has made towards the legal costs of Sheriff Jack Brown in relation to his fitness for judicial office tribunal…

Answer expected on 6 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27224

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any communications that it has had with (a) Police Scotland and (b) the Scottish Police Authority regarding Police Scotland’s reported plan to join the National Police Wellbeing Service."

Answered by Angela Constance on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27229

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any communications that it has had with the (a) Lord President of the Court of Session and (b) Judicial Office for Scotland regarding the public inquiry into the investigation of Emma Caldwell's murder, since the Scottish Government announced in March 2024 that the inquiry will take…

Answered by Angela Constance on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27227

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any communications that it has had in the last 24 months with the office of the Scottish Information Commissioner regarding the vulnerable persons database that is operated by Police Scotland."

Answered by Angela Constance on 17 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27234

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any communications that it has had with (a) the Scottish Football Association and (b) individual football clubs regarding the Police Scotland public awareness campaign launched in 2021, in conjunction with the Scottish Government, which featured a video titled John’s Story."

Answered by Angela Constance on 17 May 2024

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