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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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

I recognise that since we announced our decision to seek Parliament’s agreement to increase the presumption against short sentences of up to 12 months, there has ...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

Paying back to the community is at the heart of our approach. Community payback orders deliver real benefits for their communities. More than 1.8 million hours of...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

Claire Baker raises a very good example of the collaborative way in which Police Scotland works, particularly at a local level, with a range of partners to tackle such unacceptable behaviour...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

The short answer is that Liam Kerr should not believe everything that he reads in The Scottish Daily Mail



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

I completely agree with the member. Police Scotland is the only territorial police force in the UK that is not able to reclaim VAT; that is also the case for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Ser...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

The Government is committed to supporting our police service, which is why we are protecting the police resource budget in real terms in every year of the current session of Parliament and h...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

As I mentioned earlier, we are providing record levels of funding for the community sentencing programme, and we have increased funding over the past couple of years to support local authori...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

If it will help the member, I am more than happy to send a copy of the formula directly to her following question time.



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

We recognise the importance of criminal justice social work funding in ensuring that we have effective delivery of community sen...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 September 2017 [Draft] : 20 September 2017


Michael Matheson

The details that Finlay Carson refers to do not put the issue of community sentencing into any context. The reality is that, in 2015-16, about 19,500 community se...

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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ForCarried
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 >>
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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