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

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

As I said in my statement, it is important that the process is robust and defendable. That is in the interests of all parties—the chief constable and the officers...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

Because the former chair of the SPA agreed to reconsider these issues and they were reconsidered at the board meeting on 10 November.



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

As I said earlier, the new chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Susan Deacon, has given such a commitment: she will ensure that there is a more robust process ...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

The leave of absence was requested by the chief constable and it was agreed by the Scottish Police Authority.



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

As I mentioned in my statement, it is important that, while the PIRC is leading an investigation into a complaint that, if proven, has been assessed as potentiall...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

May I, first of all, again deal with the issue about this being an operational matter? This is an issue of governance within the SPA. It is not an operational mat...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

As it stands, the chief constable’s leave of absence is being considered on a four-weekly basis by the Scottish Police Authority. It was last considered on 19 Dec...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

First, the answer to those questions is no. To use those formal powers of direction, an order would have to be placed before Parliament, so it would be publicly n...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

The member raised a number of important points. First, he raised the issue of reviewing the individuals in the SPA who were involved in the decision on 7 November...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2018 [Draft] : 10 January 2018


Michael Matheson

I am very clear that it is not the outcome of the SPA’s future decision on the chief constable’s leave situation but the process that the SPA goes through in maki...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09927.1: Building a Connected Scotland: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness Together (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 76 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.1: Protecting Public Services (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.4: Protecting Public Services (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.3: Protecting Public Services (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.2: Protecting Public Services (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 61 Abstain: 35
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S5M-09888: Protecting Public Services (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09887.3: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 80, Against: 0 Abstain: 30
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S5M-09887.1: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 80, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09887.2: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 79, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09887: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 79, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-09720: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09725: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09722: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09393: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09378.4: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08838: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08837: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08386: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07905: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-06031: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2017 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 >>
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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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