Rus­sell takes on new con­vener role

The Oban Times - - News -

MICHAEL RUS­SELL, above, Ar­gyll and Bute MSP, has taken over as con­vener of the Fi­nance Com­mit­tee at the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Mr Rus­sell said: ‘I am hon­oured and a lit­tle daunted to be cho­sen for this role. Given that there is now a mi­nor­ity govern­ment in Scot­land, the job of Fi­nance Com­mit­tee con­vener will be to seek con­sen­sus on the bud­get, to en­sure the par­lia­ment’s new tax pow­ers are in­tro­duced smoothly and ef­fec­tively, and to pro­tect and de­velop the model for pub­lic scru­tiny of the bud­get and pub­lic fi­nances in Scot­land.’

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