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

Liam is a member of the following Committees:

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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 22 February 2018 : 22 February 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Under the contract between the Scottish Government and Serco NorthLink, Orkney’s lifeline ferry service across the Pentland Firth has been provided by a freight v...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liam McArthur

The Government was repeatedly told that its deadline and its proposals were unrealistic. DCC Livingstone has now confirmed that, yet I am told that somehow I have...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liam McArthur

It is the case that Scottish National Party ministers forced through the merger of the British Transport Police in Scotland and Police Scotland despite serious co...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 February 2018 [Draft] : 21 February 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that the merger of the British Transport Police in Scotland and Police Scotland is to be delayed.

Justice Committee 20 February 2018 [Draft] : 20 February 2018


Liam McArthur

I say this as someone who is, by and large, appalled at the prospect of what Brexit holds. There is any number of examples of UK ministers grossly overestimating the strength of our negotiat...



Justice Committee 20 February 2018 [Draft] : 20 February 2018


Liam McArthur

I want to follow that up. Leandro Mancano said that, although there are grounds for challenge, the timeframe is an issue. One of the benefits of the European arrest warrant process are the s...



Justice Committee 20 February 2018 [Draft] : 20 February 2018


Liam McArthur

In the committee’s evidence session on Brexit and civil matters, we discussed whether such conventions could play a role in plugging a gap. However, as I said, I got the impression that ther...



Justice Committee 20 February 2018 [Draft] : 20 February 2018


Liam McArthur

The subject of the question that I was going to ask has largely been dealt with by a number of the witnesses. It followed on from Ben Macpherson’s question about whether the red line on arbi...



Justice Committee 20 February 2018 [Draft] : 20 February 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am the MSP for Orkney.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 08 February 2018 [Draft] : 08 February 2018


Liam McArthur

On that basis, have you sought support for that argument from the Secretary of State for Scotland?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-10571.3: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Jackson Carlaw)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 26, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-10571.2: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 4, Against: 104 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10571: Scotland’s Population Needs and Migration Policy (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2018
Result - For: 78, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-10518: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2018
Result - For: 70, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10397: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 20/02/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 50 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10307.1: Stemming the Plastic Tide: Action to Tackle the Impact of Single-use Plastics on Land and in our Seas (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 07/02/2018
Result - For: 34, Against: 62 Abstain: 26
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SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 90, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 8: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
S5M-10218: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 01/02/2018
Result - For: 118, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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S5M-10183.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 31/01/2018
Result - For: 30, Against: 95 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-10534: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10307.3: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10286: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10287: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10295: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10099: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10068: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10047: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09840: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09818: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5O-01838: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/02/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14604: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/02/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14439: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/02/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5F-02036: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/02/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-01782: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-14108: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/01/2018 Show Full Question >>

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