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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green)

The Greens will back the bill tonight. The minister makes the important point that we should not lose sight of the significant provisions in the bill—in particular, increased maximum sentenc...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

For many years, the Scottish Greens and campaigners have been calling for an end to the brutal and unjustified killing of seals. Today, therefore, we welcome that...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

I will press the amendment.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

Does Edward Mountain accept that translocation that is done legally under licence is acceptable?



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

I offer my thanks, and pay tribute, to Alison Johnstone. Many of us in the chamber are species champions, but I have seen no one more determined and driven to protect her species than Alison...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

I back the member’s amendment, but does he agree that a fundamental problem with the bill is that its scope is far too narrow? It is difficult to get a lot of the...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

I support amendment 58; it is similar to amendments that I lodged at stage 2. We have been in constant discussion with the minister about empathy training; it is ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

I apologise for not letting Mr Carson in earlier. What he says is the case, but he needs to recognise that there have been cases in which housing developers and f...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

Without vicarious liability, that kind of reckless destruction will continue to be met by a wisnae me attitude, and one of our most iconic species of wildlife will continue to suffer and pay...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 17 June 2020 [Draft] : 17 June 2020


Mark Ruskell

Badgers are not birds of prey. They are not an ephemeral species and do not fly around Scotland, so their territories and habitats are well known. If badgers move...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
ForDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-21012: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19131: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18655: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 30/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18535: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 16/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18001: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17802: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17660: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17353: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 20/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17304.3: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17206: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 07/05/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-30320: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30325: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30326: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30324: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30319: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30322: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30323: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30321: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 29/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30263: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 25/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29823: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date Lodged: 09/06/2020 Show Full Question >>

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