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 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

Whenever a new offence is introduced, it can be difficult to quantify its exact financial implications. As a result, we have looked at what we consider to be the ...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

There is absolutely no doubt that the way in which the police have been dealing with domestic abuse has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. I remember as...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

I think that we are confusing two different things. The first is the issue of prevention programmes and tackling gender-based violence. That is the aim of the equ...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

The first thing that I should say is that the bill is not intended to deal with that particular issue; it is about creating a new offence. The equally safe strate...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

Do we want to do more? Of course. Will people always say that we should do more? Of course. However, I am confident that we have a broad spread across the country...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

A range of programmes is available. Someone who is given a community payback order can engage in a criminal justice social work programme to address their offendi...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

The first thing to recognise is that the bill is not and was never intended to tackle those issues. I am aware of the concerns that have been raised about the abi...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

I would have to check on how those civil matters are managed.



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

Sheriffs principal are doing that at the moment in different parts of the country. In places where an insufficient number of domestic abuse cases prevents a domes...



Justice Committee 27 June 2017 : 27 June 2017


Michael Matheson

You have jumped ahead to the point that I was coming to. In Inverness, domestic abuse cases are clustered together because there are not enough such cases to have...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-06376.1: Education Governance Next Steps (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 31, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.4: Education Governance Next Steps (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 93 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376.3: Education Governance Next Steps (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 30, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06376: Education Governance Next Steps (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 28/06/2017
Result - For: 96, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 5
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 51, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 2: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 53, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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S5M-06356: Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2017
Result - For: 68, Against: 53 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 1: Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 22/06/2017
Result - For: 50, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-06031: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05624: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05625: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-05286: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/04/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S3W-40158: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
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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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