Liam McArthur MSP

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Liam McArthur MSP

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  • Member for: Orkney Islands
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liam is a member of the following Committees:

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

Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

You talked about costly options. The proposal presumably needs to be weighed against the cost of the current approach. Do you have any sense as to whether we are ...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

Are any decisions around release for the Home Office, rather than Police Scotland?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

I return to the Home Office policy presumption in favour of temporary admission or release, rather than detention. What discretion does Police Scotland have to determine an alternative to de...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

I am sorry to interrupt you, but Chief Superintendent McKenzie described what I think was a 21-phase assessment of vulnerability. The example that you have just c...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

Mr O’Neill, do you have any observations about trends and about what happens to individuals, particularly if they have a family?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

Are you saying that, essentially, Home Office immigration, rather than Police Scotland, would make the assessment?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

How would custody sergeants assess the situation if there were children who would be affected by their parent’s detention in custody? I presume that that would be...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

I appreciate that. In fact, it would be highly suspicious if you were able to produce figures that had not been produced under FOI. That would open up a whole new...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur

That was helpful. I will be interested to hear Mr O’Neill’s views in a second.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 06 December 2018 [Draft] : 06 December 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Chief superintendent, you have offered some reassurances on the assessment that is made of vulnerability. Police Scotland has provided figures suggesting that, in...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15032: Protecting Our Interests: Scotland's Response to the UK Government and EU's Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 05/12/2018
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15017: Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - UK Legislation (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2018
Result - For: 100, Against: 7 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-14962.2: Ending Homelessness Together (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 29/11/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-14914.2: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 85, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-14914: New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 114, Against: 0 Abstain: 4
ForCarried
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 11
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 26
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 33, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 24: Scottish Crown Estate Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 17
Meeting Date: 21/11/2018
Result - For: 89, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
ForCarried

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Motion S5M-15095: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15087: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15033: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14933: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14899: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14900: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14891: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14892: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14890: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14860: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-20504: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20423: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20370: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20260: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20169: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02616: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20018: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02573: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19880: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/11/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-19840: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/11/2018 Show Full Question >>

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