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 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


Michael Matheson

It would not be appropriate for me to comment on an individual case relating to two of Mr Cole-Hamilton’s constituents. If an appeal is being pursued, it is a mat...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 March 2017 [Draft] : 09 March 2017


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

Prisoners contesting their convictions are not denied privileges afforded to the wider prison population. A system of privileges is in place in every prison in Sc...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 March 2017 : 01 March 2017


Michael Matheson

It is important to recognise that, although there was cross-party support for the amendment, the provision does not require a licence holder to commit to any amendments or alterations to the...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 March 2017 : 01 March 2017


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

Section 179 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 requires individuals applying for a liquor premises licence to provide a disability access and facilities statement alon...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 March 2017 : 01 March 2017


Michael Matheson

Liam McArthur makes an important point. The evidence demonstrates that community payback orders and community sentencing are much more effective than short-term p...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 March 2017 : 01 March 2017


Michael Matheson

Peter Chapman is clearly not aware that, in 2015, there was a full review of the way in which community payback orders were operating. That review, which was publ...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 March 2017 : 01 March 2017


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

Delivering community payback orders and ensuring their completion is the responsibility of the relevant local authority. The “National Outcomes and Standards for Social Work Services in the ...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 March 2017 : 01 March 2017


Michael Matheson

As the member will recognise, overall the report shows that good progress has been made by Police Scotland with regard to the way in which it is taking forward re...



Meeting of the Parliament 01 March 2017 : 01 March 2017


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

The Scottish Government welcomes the publication of the HMICS update report on call handling and notes the considerable progress that has been made by Police Scot...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 February 2017 : 28 February 2017


Michael Matheson

As I mentioned, and as I have stated on a number of occasions, it is important that the police are able to respond to the changing nature of our society and the c...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-04472.1: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 57, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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S5M-04472: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 09/03/2017
Result - For: 66, Against: 26 Abstain: 31
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ForCarried
S5M-04456.2: The Scottish Government and Education, 10 Years of Letting Down Teachers, Parents and Pupils (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 08/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-04456: The Scottish Government and Education, 10 Years of Letting Down Teachers, Parents and Pupils (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 08/03/2017
Result - For: 63, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04474: Business Motion (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 79, Against: 0 Abstain: 16
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ForCarried
S5M-04440.1: International Women's Day (Annie Wells)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 27, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-04440.2: International Women's Day (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04440: International Women's Day (Angela Constance)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2017
Result - For: 82, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-04324.2: Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Anas Sarwar)
Meeting Date: 02/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-04324.3: Scottish Patient Safety Programme (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 02/03/2017
Result - For: 62, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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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 >>
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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