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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Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

No.



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

I agree with that. There is a whole range of different statutes that provide search powers in different situations. The code of practice deals only with the powers to search individuals who ...



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

I established the advisory group in recognition of the concerns about the use of stop and search. I had concerns when I became cabinet secretary about the data an...



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

Yes, I do. You can see that from the evidence that you received from ACC Williams in response to the issue that Douglas Ross raised. Stop and search is only one w...



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

The more up-to-date figures will show that consensual stop and search has declined even further. That is all in preparation for the introduction of the code, afte...



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

I do not have those figures to hand, but I can get you the most up-to-date figures for the use of statutory stop and search if that would be helpful.



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

The figures are nothing new in that they are part of the business and regulatory impact assessment that went alongside the drafting of the code, so we have already calculated and provided th...



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

My only note of caution is that six months may be too early to give us a true understanding of how the code is operating overall. I have asked for a six-month int...



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

There was a significant and concerted attempt to ensure that we captured the views of young people on use of stop and search, given that there had been such a sig...



Justice Committee 07 February 2017 [Draft] : 07 February 2017


Michael Matheson

We will find out over the course of next year, but there is no evidence to suggest that that will happen. Statutory stop and search has always existed, so what yo...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04168.2: Budget (Scotland) Bill (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 23/02/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04168: Budget (Scotland) Bill (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 23/02/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 57 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03925: Digital Economy Bill – UK Legislation (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 22/02/2017
Result - For: 112, Against: 5 Abstain: 0
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S5M-03912: Scottish Rate Resolution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 21/02/2017
Result - For: 61, Against: 55 Abstain: 6
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S5M-03898.2: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 95, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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S5M-03898.1: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 49, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-03898.3: Scotland’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-26 (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 09/02/2017
Result - For: 17, Against: 32 Abstain: 59
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S5M-03873.1: The Future of the Jobcentre Plus Network in Scotland (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/02/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 91 Abstain: 0
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S5M-03873: The Future of the Jobcentre Plus Network in Scotland (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 08/02/2017
Result - For: 91, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-03858.3: Article 50 (John Lamont)
Meeting Date: 07/02/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 1
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Motion S5M-03924: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03909: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-03459: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/01/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02806: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02262: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02203: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02127: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01832: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/10/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01525: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/09/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-01518: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/09/2016 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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