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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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

There is some confusion about the overall roles within the organisation. I understand that the SRUC is not now going into a merger with the University of Edinburg...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

I am sorry, but I must press you, because the phrase “absence of access to our services” is not the same as saying, “I’m sorry; we’re not going to take this actio...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

I have the greatest respect for the arguments that you make, and I am sure that, by your own parameters, you believe that they are correct. However, there is an e...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

I will re-emphasise the point that Dave Thompson made and cut through this. I have looked on social media and in other places at the commentary on your announceme...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

I do not think that you can have everything all the time. The question here is whether you can have continued or, indeed, increased confidence while ensuring that...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

I just want to make an observation. The more I hear about this, the more I read these submissions and the more I talk to people, the more I think that nobody real...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

Whichever side you are on on land reform—there are members of the committee with whom I do not agree on land reform—the very strong view of the sector is that there needs to be a conclusion ...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

Can I relate both those answers to the issue of confidence? Perhaps unwittingly, they reflect that issue. It seems to me that we need the bill to settle matters f...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

My question is only tangentially connected. It seems to me that, given the complexities, we should be listening a little bit more to some of the people who have e...



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 02 September 2015 [Draft] : Wednesday, September 02, 2015


Michael Russell

I will add a strong caveat to that. If the bill is to be drafted in a way that is based on worry about avoidance behaviours, it is not the type of bill that we sh...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 1 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 3 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 4 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 6 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 7 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 15 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 17 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 22 moved by Cara Hilton on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (S
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Amendment 19 moved by Michael Matheson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-13947: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13911.1: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/08/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13872.1: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/08/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13286: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12998: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12918: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12729: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/03/2015 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12536: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11934: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11924: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-27271: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27269: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27273: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27272: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/09/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27212: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27086: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-27085: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26768: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26769: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/07/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-26715: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/07/2015 Show Full Question >>

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