Mark Ruskell MSP

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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

It is my belief that voting is a right and not a privilege. The majority of prisoners who are serving sentences will at some point be released back into communiti...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

I will be honest and say that I am pretty torn about amendment 4. The restriction and resettlement provision relates to a particular cohort of councillors in 2007. It does not, I think, appl...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

I appreciate those points. The points around child protection and working hours are real issues that would need to be considered in any consultation or scrutiny. ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

One of the most positive changes that we have seen in our democratic franchise in recent years has been 16 and 17-year-olds acquiring the ability to vote. During the 2014 referendum, I was r...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

I welcome what the cabinet secretary has said, particularly his comments about people with pre-settled status, in relation to whom it is clear that there is an anomaly with regard to candida...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

At the moment, the bill creates unequal candidacy rights for foreign nationals. A citizen who arrives from the European Economic...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

Let me briefly just go back to Scottish Government policy, because I am a big fan, in this context. Integration of foreign nationals from day 1 in this country, regardless of their immigrati...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

In those comments, the cabinet secretary just reiterated where he was previously in the debate—he did not really add anything. I was hoping for a statement that there will be continued discu...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

Thank you. It is important not to conflate two issues here. The first ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Mark Ruskell

In a second. I am confident that, by furnishing the registration offic...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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AbstainCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-19131: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18655: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18535: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18001: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17802: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17660: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17353: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17304.3: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17206: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17092: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26989: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26934: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26933: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 10/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26909: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26908: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26855: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26824: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26823: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 24/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26732: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26731: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 13/12/2019 Show Full Question >>

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