Michael Russell MSP

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Michael Russell MSP

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  • Member for: Argyll and Bute
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

Michael is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

I welcome amendment 54 from Ruth Maguire. It is very much required, and she has drawn attention to considerable issues that are arising and will, regrettably, con...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

I want to be very brief. I had an opportunity to speak at the beginning of the debate, so I will make just a few points. I take the point about working across parties. In a sense, we have al...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

I do not want to enter into a dispute about that. I have spoken to our business manager and I know that pairs have been honoured. However, that is not really the ...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs (Michael Russell)

Crown consent has been received. I will be very brief indeed, Presidin...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

I want to make two points. The stage 2 process has been very full and detailed, and it is not my intention to lodge any amendments to the bill at stage 3. Clearly...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

I entirely accept that. Our intention will be to give the maximum time possible. It is for Registers of Scotland to decide, but I do not want to put in statute something that would create an...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

Convener, I find myself in the position of being contrary on both amendments. If you will bear with me, I will do my best to explain why.



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

I take the point. I am absolutely certain that the ministers and officials who are responsible, right across Government, will be looking at that not just weekly but daily, and we will come b...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


Michael Russell

I thank Pauline McNeill for lodging amendment 48, which is, as she said, a probing amendment. She is absolutely right to probe on the issue. The question how people will make their way throu...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2020 [Draft] : 01 April 2020


The Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs (Michael Russell)

I will make two quick points. First, the recommendations that we have brought forward are the recommendations of the Information Commissioner. It would be perverse if the Parliament were to ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 12
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 16
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 24, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
Amdt 40 : SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1)
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 41, Against: 41 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
AgainstDefeated
01 April 2020 - Back-up vote 2: S5M-21371: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 80, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 28
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 29
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 30
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 31
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 35, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 66: Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Stage 1) - Amendment 53
Meeting Date: 01/04/2020
Result - For: 59, Against: 17 Abstain: 0
ForCarried

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Motion S5M-21371: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21370: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21369: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21322: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20922: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20318: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20237: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20049: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19743: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18778: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-02079: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02076: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-02077: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/08/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01335: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01299: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01300: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01298: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01291: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01289: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-01290: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/07/2016 Show Full Question >>

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