Michael Matheson MSP

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Michael Matheson MSP

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  • Member for: Falkirk West
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

Michael is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

I would like to make a statement about Police Scotland’s announcement of an increase in the number of armed police officers.



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

Fulton MacGregor will be aware that Police Scotland has considered the approach that it believes is best suited to ensure that we have a proportionate response to...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

As I have said, we have given Police Scotland’s policing budget real-terms protection over this parliamentary session, which will allow it to invest an additional...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

I assure the member that the uplift in firearms officers within Police Scotland reflects intelligence and the service’s consideration of the threat level within S...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

As I made clear in my statement and as Police Scotland has made clear, the model of deployment will not change from the arrangements that we have in place—that is...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

Part of the work that Police Scotland has been undertaking over the past couple of months has been to look at the changing nature of the threat, and there is no d...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

Armed officers are trained to the highest level that officers can be trained to because of their extremely specialist role. If we consider policing right the way ...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

A key aspect of the work that Police Scotland will take forward from today is engagement with the chairs of the scrutiny committees, individual local authorities ...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

In her initial comments, Margaret Mitchell referred to assessing the threat that we face as a result of incidents that have occurred in other parts of Europe. I e...



Meeting of the Parliament 16 June 2016 : 16 June 2016


Michael Matheson

As the member will recognise, the decision is an operational decision for the chief constable to make, although it is a decision that has the full backing of the ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-00607.1: Gender and the Workplace (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 29/06/2016
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-00601.1: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Ruth Davidson)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 34, Against: 68 Abstain: 21
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-00601: Implications of the EU Referendum for Scotland (Nicola Sturgeon)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2016
Result - For: 92, Against: 0 Abstain: 31
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ForCarried
S5M-00467.3: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Daniel Johnson)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 29, Against: 59 Abstain: 29
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-00467: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 88, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-00467.4: The Best Start in Life for Scotland's Children (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 84 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-00431.2: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 33, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-00431: The Contributions of Colleges and Universities to Scotland’s Success (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 95, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-00448.3: The Economy (Keith Brown)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-00448: The Economy (Jackie Baillie)
Meeting Date: 15/06/2016
Result - For: 66, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S4M-15994: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15761: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/02/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15441: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15427: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/01/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15087: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/12/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-14421: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13606: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13597: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13107: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13076: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-40158: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40152: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40160: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40159: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40154: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40157: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40156: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40155: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39739: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39064: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2011 Show Full Question >>

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