Liam McArthur MSP

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Liam McArthur MSP

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  • Member for: Orkney Islands
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Meeting of the Parliament 17 May 2018 [Draft] : 17 May 2018


Liam McArthur

I thank the minister for that answer and apologise again that a family commitment prevented me from meeting him when he was in Orkney.



Meeting of the Parliament 17 May 2018 [Draft] : 17 May 2018


3. Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government when the Minister for Transport and the Islands last met Orkney Islands Council, and what issues were discussed. (S5O-02109)



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

I echo John Finnie’s sentiments in relation to the conclusion of the evidence-taking session. As he rightly said, more questions were raised than were necessarily answered. I think that we a...



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

So you would prefer to see that provision dropped from the bill as it stands.



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

My question follows on from Douglas Thomson’s earlier point about the way in which the Parole Board in Scotland takes decisions in comparison with its counterpart...



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

The Government officials said that the contract will be up for renewal in due course, and that the difficulty with establishing the likely costs and usage is part...



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

I wonder whether the reticence about using electronic monitoring in remote or rural areas is always a reflection of the technology reach or whether it is partly a...



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

We will come to terminology in a minute, so I will leave it there.



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

Did you and colleagues address that as part of your work on use of electronic monitoring?



Justice Committee 15 May 2018 [Draft] : 15 May 2018


Liam McArthur

Dr Graham was involved in a lot of the preamble to the bill. Is the bill’s title being “Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill” an accident, or was it a delibera...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12264: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/05/2018
Result - For: 109, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12223.1: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-12223.2: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12223: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2018
Result - For: 93, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12140.1: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12140.4: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 64, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12140: A Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland (Kevin Stewart)
Meeting Date: 10/05/2018
Result - For: 65, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12076.2: Scottish National Investment Bank (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 08/05/2018
Result - For: 19, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-12076.3: Scottish National Investment Bank (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 08/05/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-12010.3: Scotland's Digital Connectivity (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 03/05/2018
Result - For: 104, Against: 2 Abstain: 6
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Motion S5M-12254: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12140.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12138: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12120: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12121: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12067: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11969: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11713: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11911: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/04/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11794: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-16735: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16694: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16681: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16677: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16675: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02109: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16437: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16434: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16429: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-16432: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/05/2018 Show Full Question >>

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