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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 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 has had 2 previous roles

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

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

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: 21 September 2022

Proposed Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Countless rape victims and the families of murder victims have their pain compounded by the not proven verdict. Can the cabinet secretary tell them when Scotland’s “bastard verdict” will be scrapped?"

Chamber meeting date: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "I was going to begin by welcoming my new colleague, Roz McCall, but it seems that she has heard enough welcomes already…

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Public Sector Pay and Emergency Budget Review

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary revealed today that almost £10 million will be cut from the justice budget. At today’s Criminal Justice Committee meeting, Police Scotland voiced real concern about SNP cuts resulting in fewer officers on our streets…

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Public Sector Pay and Emergency Budget Review

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary revealed today that almost £10 million will be cut from the justice budget. At today’s Criminal Justice Committee meeting, Police Scotland voiced real concern about SNP cuts resulting in fewer officers on our streets…

Votes

How Russell Findlay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Russell Findlay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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-11029

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any meetings, correspondence and other communications between Scottish Ministers, officials and any members of the judiciary, including the current Lord President, in respect of the contents of a note reportedly submitted to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry by John Halley on 1 April…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11027

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken in response to the contents of a note reportedly submitted to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry by John Halley on 1 April 2019."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11026

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government which Scottish Ministers, including the current and former Lord Advocates, have had sight of a note reportedly submitted to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry by John Halley on 1 April 2019."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11028

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether any Scottish Ministers or officials, having been made aware of the contents of a note reportedly submitted to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry by John Halley on 1 April 2019, contacted Police Scotland, and, if this is the case, whether it will provide details of any such contact."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10803

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to introduce commencement regulations for the fireworks licensing scheme, as set out in the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10204

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland's (HMICS) Assurance Review of Police Scotland Strategic Workforce Planning, including in particular the recommendation that "the Scottish Government, SPA and Police Scotland should collectively cease to use 17,234 officers as a target…

Answered by: Keith Brown on 29 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09854

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether all local authorities that currently have access to the Caledonian System will continue to do so throughout the current parliamentary session."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09853

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it still plans to extend the Caledonian System to all 32 local authorities."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09968

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work to establish a judicial register of interests."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09693

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many victims of crime the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans has met since being appointed in May 2021."

Answered by: Keith Brown on 9 August 2022

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