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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mark Ruskell

Scottish Green Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - present day

Former MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2003 - 2007

About Mark Ruskell

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6468
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

67A King Street
Stirling
FK8 1BN

Phone: 01786 448 203
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Mark is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cycling, Walking and Buses

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nuclear Disarmament

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

Party Roles

Mark has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Green Party

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Green Party

Previous roles

Mark has had 8 previous roles

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

04 September 2018 - 13 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

29 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

28 May 2003 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Green Party

28 June 2006 - 02 April 2007

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Substitute Member

21 June 2005 - 02 April 2007

Party Spokesperson on Fisheries

Scottish Green Party

09 September 2004 - 07 June 2006

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Deputy Convener

30 June 2004 - 09 September 2004

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 30 June 2004

Environment and Rural Development Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Mark's register of interests

MSP's 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.

Here is the register for Mark Ruskell. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until May 2017 I was a local authority councillor for Stirling Council (of Old Viewforth, 14-20 Pitt Terrace, Stirling FK8 2ET). I worked 15 hours per week in this role. Until 15 May 2016, when my salary ceased, I received remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum. [Amended interest 28 October 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 14 to 16 August 2018 I travelled to Norway on a study visit to explore Deposit Return Schemes. The costs of the visit were approximately £689, £220 for hotel, £319 for flights and around £150 for meals, which were met by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (a registered charity that funds the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society of Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG). [Registered 28 September 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 28 October 2018]

I am an Honorary Associate Member of the British Veterinary Association. [Registered 28 October 2017]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mark Ruskell 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.

Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Mark Ruskell made 10 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "I declare an interest, as I am an honorary associate member of the British Veterinary Association…

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Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill

Mark Ruskell made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "The Greens will back the bill tonight…

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statistics (2018)

Mark Ruskell made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 16 June 2020

Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green): "Today’s statistics are final evidence that the Scottish Government has failed to have any positive impact on transport emissions. You get what you pay for…

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Marine Works and Marine Licensing (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/157)

Mark Ruskell made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 15 June 2020

Mark Ruskell: "My points are similar. Pre-application consultations and exhibitions in communities are really important. I would like to think that, as we move out of the lockdown and go through the different stages, it will be possible to hold an exhibition…

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Green Recovery

Mark Ruskell made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - 15 June 2020

Mark Ruskell: "Cabinet secretary, I was listening to what you said earlier about the behavioural choices that people are able to make or are sometimes unable to make. I guess that a lot of that comes down to the systems and infrastructure that we have around us…

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Written questions

Written questions Mark Ruskell has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

S5W-28701 - Answered

27 April 2020

Ruskell, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government how it is utilising the veterinary science sector to increase COVID-19 testing capacity."

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S5W-30263 - Unanswered

26 June 2020

Ruskell, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government how the proposals in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill could impact on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention. "

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S5W-29823 - Answered

10 June 2020

Ruskell, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government when it expects the use of lead ammunition to be entirely phased out on (a) public and (b) private land."

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S5W-29824 - Answered

10 June 2020

Ruskell, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government what level of lead from shot gameboards is present in the human food chain, and what regular analysis it carries out of this."

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S5W-29820 - Answered

10 June 2020

Ruskell, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the active ingredient in the medicated grit that is used on managed grouse moors is excreted by the birds."

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