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:

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Parliamentary Activities

Appointed Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Member of the Presiding Officer's Advisory Group

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Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2018 : 27 June 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Like Daniel Johnson, I start by acknowledging the contribution that was made by the new justice secretary’s predecessor, Michael Matheson, and by Annabelle Ewing....



Meeting of the Parliament 27 June 2018 : 27 June 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I, too, thank Rachael Hamilton for securing the debate, which I am delighted to take part in. I echo her comments and those of others about the Royal Highland Show, although it is obvious th...



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Liam McArthur

I am not entirely sure that it does. There has been a debate about moving from a four-year to a three-year degree across the piece, and not just in relation to law. I will be guided by other...



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Liam McArthur

I am slightly disturbed by Rob Marrs’s comparison with the teaching profession, in which the state pays because the state is providing the education that is deliv...



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Liam McArthur

Rob Marrs’s explanation was helpful. I am aware that not all universities offer the diploma. It would be helpful to understand the extent to which people move to a university in a completely...



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Liam McArthur

I have a general question. We have had a note on the various stages that are involved in qualifying as a solicitor and as an advocate. Could the witnesses detail what is involved in each of ...



Justice Committee 26 June 2018 : 26 June 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am the MSP for Orkney Islands. I declare an interest as the parent of a son who is about to study law at the University of Dundee.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Liam McArthur

I want to pick up on DCS McLean’s point about the commercial development of IT and Mr Page’s point about keeping pace with or even ahead of the opposition in rela...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Liam McArthur

Mr Page, I want to take you back to your point about the inputting of data and mobility. Have you been able to unpack that and distinguish between issues that ari...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 June 2018 : 21 June 2018


Liam McArthur

We have had a look forward; now I want to encourage a bit of a look back for a second. We have talked about the extent to which the i6 project was critical in del...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-12943: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's 5th Report, 2018 (Session 5) (Clare Haughey)
Meeting Date: 27/06/2018
Result - For: 101, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-12891.2: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 20, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12891.1: World Refugee Day: Supporting People to Settle in Scotland (Ross Greer)
Meeting Date: 21/06/2018
Result - For: 81, Against: 0 Abstain: 20
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S5M-12861.2: Review of Government FoI Handling and Record Keeping (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 20/06/2018
Result - For: 66, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12706.4: Health (Maureen Watt)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 62 Abstain: 0, Casting Vote: Against
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S5M-12706: Health (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 62, Against: 0 Abstain: 62
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S5M-12708.4: Finance and the Constitution (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 68, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12708: Finance and the Constitution (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-12741: Approval of SSI (Joe FitzPatrick)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2018
Result - For: 103, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-12690.2: Improving the Lives of Scotland’s Gypsy/Travellers (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2018
Result - For: 76, Against: 27 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-13502: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/08/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13501: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/08/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13368: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13345: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13355: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13335: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/07/2018 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13325: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/07/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-13031: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12955: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12884: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-18227: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-18009: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/08/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-17846: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17841: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17840: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/07/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17484: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17463: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/06/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-17462: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/06/2018 Show Full Question >>

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