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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Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Michael Russell) Thank you, convener.

I appeared before the committee almost exactly a year ago to speak to a similar SSI and motion and, at the time, I declared an interest at the opening of proceedings. I will do so again this time round. A year ago, I referred to my wife as a prospective pensioner. As ...

Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell I will ask Mr Dawtry to do that. I think that there is an explanation.



Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell As I said in reply to your colleague Mr Findlay last year, there has been regular and intensive engagement. It is no secret that we do not want to increase pension contributions. The answer has been the same—it has been, “Either you implement this or you get the money cut.” That will not change, no ...

Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell Those are two different things, of course. It is interesting that you mention discretionary housing payments, which mitigate the effect of decisions that Westminster has taken. Were we not to proceed with the regulations, we would have to mitigate the effect of another Westminster decision, and we c...

Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell I am surprised by that information.



Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell It might be helpful if Mr Dawtry explained the technical side of the schemes, and then I will be happy to pick up any political point.



Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell And this motion is asking us to do more. Last year, if I remember correctly, your predecessor on the committee supported it. I think that there was a slight inconsistency in that position.

However, I think that what we are seeing here—



Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell Indeed, and I am agog to see what you will do.



Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell As ever, Mrs Scanlon. I am always agog to see what you will do next.



Education and Culture Committee 18 March 2014 : Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Michael Russell Indeed. I just want to make it clear that, as it operates at the moment, the scheme is affordable. The decisions that have been made by the Treasury are to do with public expenditure cuts. They were not made because the scheme is not affordable. Even the Treasury will admit that.

What we ...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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Motion S4M-07108: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06843.2: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06059: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05652: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05506.1: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04914: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04787.2: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03155: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-02400: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-02242.3: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/03/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S1W-34795: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34790: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34794: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34796: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34793: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34797: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34791: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34792: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34798: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>
Question S1W-34799: Michael Russell, South of Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2003 Show Full Question >>

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