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

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Russell I agree with the member. There are a number of potential sites, but if we are to make sure that there is no duplication, that the college’s resources are fully utilised and, for example, that there can be participation in a potential students association—as well as taking into account past investmen...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Michael Russell) Education Scotland’s area lead officer has regular meetings with the director of education. The area lead officer last met the director of education on 1 May. At this meeting a range of topics were discussed, including a tailored package of support, which will form part of the local partnership agre...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Russell The member is absolutely right. I have been a long-standing supporter of ensuring not only that there is a single students association on the site—that would be a very big step forward, and I know that there is already a shared association—but that it has premises from which to work.

It i...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Michael Russell) I visited the Crichton campus on 12 May to meet staff and students of the University of the West of Scotland. I also met Donald MacKinnon, who was relinquishing his post in the Crichton Development Company, and I wished him well.

During my visit, I heard about the excellent work that eve...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Russell Education Scotland is already taking a focused approach, and it has been a key partner in the process of looking at improving schools and the improvement methodology. It will continue to be so.

I am glad that the member accepts my argument that resources are important and that the full re...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Russell Some very good work is being done. The member will know that that has been a long and persistent problem in Scotland. It has been tackled in a number of different ways.

I pay tribute to the work that has been done by Glasgow City Council, for example. It has worked with a number of specia...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Russell No amount of shouting from Labour or the Conservatives will dispel that absolute truth.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Russell The truth is true, no matter how quietly it is said.

The reality is that attainment is improving and that it continues to improve, but the radical improvement in attainment that we wish to see cannot come without the full powers of a normal Parliament. [Interruption.] Labour members are c...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Michael Russell) Since 2007, the attainment of both boys and girls has risen significantly, although the gap between boys and girls remains. However, over the same period, the gap in positive destinations has narrowed from 3 percentage points in 2007 to 2.4 in 2012-13—a small, but significant, change.

Tog...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Russell That is a very good question. A variety of actions is being undertaken. For example, two weeks ago I met the outgoing student president for Edinburgh College, Kelly Parry, to talk about a range of issues, including the need for wider representation throughout Scotland by ensuring that every college ...
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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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