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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Michael Marra

Scottish Labour

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Michael Marra

Contact details

Contact online

Website: michaelmarra.net

Post-d: @michaeljmarra

Facebook: Michael's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5943
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Michael is a member of 12 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture and Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Families Supporting Children’s Learning

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ice Sports

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rugby Development in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Shared Parenting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michael does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Michael has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Michael does not have any previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

Register of interests

Michael's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Michael Marra has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Tertiary Education (Monitoring of Commitments)

6. Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what monitoring is undertaken to ensure that any commitments made to tertiary education are delivered. (S6O-01857)"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Will the minister reflect on the comments from earlier today of his ministerial colleague who called into question Unite the union’s right to speak about the national care service due to what he believed to be a lack of members in the care sector…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Business Motions

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "Labour is happy to support calls for a statement on the strikes, which are debilitating for families and schools across the country…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Squirrelpox

7. Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to curb the recently reported outbreak of squirrelpox. (S6O-01810)"

Chamber meeting date: 24 January 2023

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Michael Marra (North East Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app would not refresh. I would have voted yes."

Votes

How Michael Marra has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Marra has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Michael Marra has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-01895

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will update the Parliament on the future of benefits devolution and development, including any proposals for industrial injuries benefits."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01857

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what monitoring is undertaken to ensure that any commitments made to tertiary education are delivered."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13579

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12170 by Shirley Anne-Somerville on 20 December 2022, whether it will provide the current budget allocations for each of the groups and sub-groups named."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13578

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12170 by Shirley Anne-Somerville on 20 December 2022, whether it will provide a list of the (a) members and (b) leaders of each of the groups and sub-groups named."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01810

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to curb the recently reported outbreak of squirrelpox."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13116

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates it will reduce class sizes in line with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills' announcement on 8 December 2022."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 6 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01741

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with representatives of Sistema Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 11 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-12170

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a full list of active groups and sub-groups within the Education and Skills portfolio."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 20 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12682

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it will receive as a result of the UK Government’s announcement on 21 November 2022 regarding an additional £484 million for research and innovation, and whether it will confirm whether this funding will be passed on in full to universities in Scotland."

Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 14 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12230

Asked by: Marra, Michael, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the Education Leaders' Forum, whether the group is still active and, if so, what its composition is; when the group last meet; how it measures the performance and outcomes of the group, and what (a) financial and (b) staffing resources it has allocated to the group."

Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 5 December 2022

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