Liam McArthur MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2019 : 26 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As the minister will be aware, I warmly welcome the passing of the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill. Achieving its ambitions will, ...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur

It has been a useful and interesting debate. At its root is the principle of finding a balance between prescription and the necessary flexibility to ensure that t...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am conscious of the time pressure, so I will speak to the purpose and case for my amendments and perhaps touch on other amendments in closing.



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank those who gave evidence to the committee, our clerks, SPICe and others. I also thank my Justice Committee colleagues for the collaborative work that they ...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur

I entirely agree with Daniel Johnson that amendment 142 seems to be a wrecking amendment. All the evidence shows that community-based sentences have a better trac...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur

I commend Neil Bibby for lodging his amendment 140 and heeding some of the issues that were raised at stage 2. He is absolutely right to point out that in this ca...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur

I understand the intent behind Daniel Johnson’s amendment, but I cannot help but observe that, in the space of two groupings of amendments, he has gone from standing up for the independence ...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur

I advise the cabinet secretary that he might come to regret the claim that he never aims to disappoint, but I assure him that we will support amendment 125. We re...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur

I share Daniel Johnson’s curiosity about why the Government is seeking to remove section 7A, not least because—as I recall—its insertion was supported unanimously...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2019 : 25 dhen Ògmhios 2019


Liam McArthur

I was not intending to observe the 60-second rule. I was not even intending to speak until Liam Kerr’s invitation to do so.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17945: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 26/06/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 26 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4A
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4B
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 4
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 144
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 108, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 61
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 104
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 68, Against: 45 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 105
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 45, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 27: Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 146
Meeting Date: 25/06/2019
Result - For: 44, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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Motion S5M-18476: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-18412: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18414: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/08/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-18337: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/07/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18309: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S5M-18298: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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