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:

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning (Michael Russell) Thank you, Presiding Officer. I make it plain that the burden of this statement is not connected to the announcement of £14 million. I accept that that announcement should perhaps have been made on a different occasion. However, the burden of this statement is quite different and I am sure that memb...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell There was little that was surprising in those questions, but I am grateful that Neil Bibby welcomed the investment and the excellent work that is being done across the country.

I pay tribute to the work of academics for yes, which has very successfully—[Interruption.] I am sorry to hear L...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell I would like to pay tribute to the work of academics for yes, which has managed to illustrate very strongly that, far from being—[Interruption.] Presiding Officer, I am sorry, but—



Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell Thank you very much.

I hope that the work of academics for yes will be taken on board by those who are making so much noise, because the group has clearly illustrated and proved that academics who have real ambition know that independence will work for them and will allow them to go out i...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell Mary Scanlon asks a good question, but I must reassure her that the statement is not just about the £14 million, which I think has been well accepted, but about the £1.5 billion by which this programme of innovation centres is expected to boost the Scottish economy. The member should think big, not ...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell As ever, George Adam is absolutely right. The higher education sector is world-beating—we have the best higher education sector in the world. However, we have heard voices from Labour in particular that want to run that down, diminish it and underresource it. We hear it all the time, and Labour memb...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell We need to build that sector and the wider education sector to ensure that we get literally the best of both educational worlds.



Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell Sir Philip Cohen has undertaken many things in his lifetime that have been fraught with difficulty, and has succeeded admirably, so I urge him to continue with his confidence and his ambition.

I would put into the balance alongside that the statement that Sir Tom Devine made at the weeken...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell I do. Dr McLeod has some experience of the university sector, and I know that she is familiar with the work that goes into such bids. I am certainly of the view that the more we encourage such ambition from our universities across Scotland, the greater the success that we will have.

In Du...

Meeting of the Parliament 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Michael Russell The reality is that research knows no borders and works across borders, so that is not a problem for the Wellcome Trust.

The Wellcome Trust and other trusts have been scrupulous in raising issues but not coming down on either side in the debate. I have met a range of charities that suppor...
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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-10645: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10643: Michael Russell, Argyll and Bute, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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