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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Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Meeting of the Parliament 23 November 2017 [Draft] : 23 November 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As a non-member of the Local Government and Communities Committee, I am not sure that I am in the best position to provide the answers to which Andy Wightman has just referred, but I certain...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

I also thank Claire Baker for lodging the amendments and allowing the discussion to take place. The frustration that she expresses about the progress that has bee...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

I am conscious that having just spoken to an amendment that would remove judicial discretion, I am now about to raise concerns about amendments that would have a ...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

I thank Mairi Gougeon for her comments on her amendments. She and I were left commiserating together last week after we lost out in the community MSP category of ...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

I warmly welcome these amendments. As the cabinet secretary has rightly said, they address concerns that we heard from a number of witnesses at stage 1 about the ...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

Okay. That is helpful.



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

Sorry, but I am probably not explaining this clearly. I am asking about that first example of a UK national who commits the offence overseas and the entire sequen...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

A UK national or somebody who is habitually resident somewhere else in the UK, who commits the offence overseas, either entirely or in part, and returns to the UK...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur

I will follow that up for the purposes of clarity. In terms of extraterritorial jurisdiction, a UK national as defined in the amendment might not be habitually re...



Justice Committee 21 November 2017 [Draft] : 21 November 2017


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

That threw me, convener.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09000.3: Suicide Prevention in Scotland (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 77, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09000: Suicide Prevention in Scotland (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 77, Against: 0 Abstain: 27
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ForCarried
S5M-08596: Edinburgh Bakers' Widows' Fund Bill (Tom Arthur)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2017
Result - For: 102, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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S5M-08828.1: Migration (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 29, Against: 78 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-08828: Migration (Alasdair Allan)
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 74, Against: 33 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
SPCB Election
Meeting Date: 14/11/2017
Result - For: 106, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 98, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 7: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 67, Against: 25 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
S5M-08706: Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill (Gillian Martin)
Meeting Date: 09/11/2017
Result - For: 102, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-08696: Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 08/11/2017
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-09056: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09055: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08963: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08817: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08786: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08756: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08524: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08523: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08441: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08452: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-12956: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-12930: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12928: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-12883: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-12884: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/11/2017 Show Full Question >>
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