Russell Brown

Former Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway

@russellbrownmp

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Today’s Business of the House 26 Mar 2015

    May I quietly remind the Leader of the House that during the last Parliament, when he was on the Opposition side of the House and I sat on the Government, he spoke before me in a debate and I then paid him the compliment—some might say it was not a compliment—that in my view, he was quite frankly the best of a bad bunch on the Opposition Benches? I have to say to him that he has gone down...
  • Vaccine Damage Payments Act — [Mr Martin Caton in the Chair] 24 Mar 2015

    On that point, it became abundantly clear, when I met the two ladies whom I mentioned in respect of their daughters and the HPV vaccine, that one of those mothers faced a major challenge in pursuing the local health authority to get the card recording exactly what had happened. There appeared to be some reluctance, although I am not sure what was underpinning all that. Some people have faced...
  • Vaccine Damage Payments Act — [Mr Martin Caton in the Chair] 24 Mar 2015

    I appreciate what the Minister is saying. Will she give hon. Members in the Chamber her personal thoughts on the balance of probability?

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Profile

Former Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Dumfries

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Scotland
  • Home Department
  • Departmental Staff
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Afghanistan
  • Housing Benefit: Scotland
  • Ports: Police

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Scotland) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (18 Mar 2013 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Jim Murphy, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (4 Aug 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Baroness Taylor of Bolton, Minister of State), Ministry of Defence (7 Nov 2007 to 29 Jan 2008)
  • PPS (Lord Drayson, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Lord Drayson, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Lord Drayson, Minister of State), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Ministry of Defence (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Lord Drayson, Minister of State), Ministry of Defence (28 Jun 2007 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Des Browne, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Department for Transport (27 Jun 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Alistair Darling, Secretary of State), Scotland Office (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Alistair Darling, Secretary of State), Department for Transport (10 Nov 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Dec 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (29 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (17 Nov 1998 to 10 Dec 1998)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (15 Jul 1997 to 17 Nov 1998)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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