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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Russell Findlay

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Russell Findlay

Contact details

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Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6975
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Russell is a member of 1 committee

Criminal Justice Committee

Deputy Convener

Cross-party groups

Russell is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Russell does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Russell has 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Safety

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Russell has had 2 previous roles

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

22 September 2021 - 08 September 2022

Health Social Care and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Criminal Justice Committee

Member

Register of interests

Russell'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 Russell Findlay 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: 8 December 2022

Police Complaints System

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Rhys Bonner has been described as a “gentle giant” by his mum Steph. He was found dead in marshland in Glasgow in 2019. Police Scotland said that his death was fully investigated, but his family disagrees…

Chamber meeting date: 7 December 2022

Women and Girls Experiencing Sexual Violence (Glasgow)

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "Police Scotland recently smashed a sex-trafficking gang, with four members jailed for more than 30 years…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 7 December 2022

Policing and Mental Health

Russell Findlay: "I put on the record my appreciation for the officers who spoke to us. Some of the accounts were truly harrowing and they really brought home the nature of what the police do day in, day out on our behalf…

Criminal Justice Committee meeting date: 7 December 2022

Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill

Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "I want to touch quickly on something that Helen Nisbet said about the letter, which Jamie Greene suggested should be made public, if possible. Is it already in the public domain?"

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Local Authorities (Support)

6. Russell Findlay (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it supports local authorities to ensure that the provision of local services meets the needs of local communities. (S6O-01633)"

Votes

How Russell Findlay has voted in Parliament

Find out how Russell Findlay has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07133.2

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133.1

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 23 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Ben Macpherson, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 86 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07111.3

The State of the Scottish Education System

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07120.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Alexander Burnett, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Result 30 for, 91 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Russell Findlay has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-01633

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it supports local authorities to ensure that the provision of local services meets the needs of local communities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6F-01572

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 November 2022

"To ask the First Minister how much the Scottish Prison Service has spent on providing free mobile phones to all prisoners."

Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11834

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any significant case review into the murder of Esther Brown, as referred to by the First Minister in the Scottish Parliament on 18 November 2021."

Answered by Keith Brown on 21 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11507

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its reported commitment to end the detention of under-18s in Young Offenders Institutions, whether it intends to raise the age of criminal responsibility."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 7 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11684

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the existence and activities of a so-called "110 Overseas" centre in Glasgow, which, according to a report by the Spain-based human rights NGO, Safeguard Defenders, operates as a branch of the Chinese police service."

Answered by Keith Brown on 4 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11685

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of all communications between the Scottish Ministers and law enforcement agencies in relation to the so-called "110 Overseas" centre in Glasgow, which, according to a report by the Spain-based human rights NGO, Safeguard Defenders, operates as a branch of the Chinese police service."

Answered by Keith Brown on 4 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01509

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to withhold farming payments from convicted criminals."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2022

Question ref. S6W-11031

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any (a) internal and (b) external communications involving Scottish Ministers and officials regarding the functions and activities of Fitness for Judicial Office Tribunal proceedings that have taken place in Scotland under the procedure set out in the Act of Sederunt (Fitness for…

Answered by Keith Brown on 20 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11027

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken in response to the contents of a note reportedly submitted to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry by John Halley on 1 April 2019."

Answered by Ruth Charteris on 6 October 2022

Question ref. S6W-11029

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any meetings, correspondence and other communications between Scottish Ministers, officials and any members of the judiciary, including the current Lord President, in respect of the contents of a note reportedly submitted to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry by John Halley on 1 April…

Answered by John Swinney on 6 October 2022

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