Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

Because of Covid-19, there are some changes to how the Parliament prepares for the election.

Find out more in our Election 2021 pages

Skip to main content

Language: English / Gàidhlig

Loading…

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Image description

Michael Matheson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Falkirk West (Constituency) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2007

About Michael Matheson

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Michael is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Michael is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michael has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Michael does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Michael has had 17 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

18 May 2016 - 26 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

23 December 2010 - 22 March 2011

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Member

11 February 2010 - 02 December 2010

End of Life Assistance Scotland Bill Committee

Member

03 March 2009 - 01 July 2010

European and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

26 February 2009 - 03 March 2009

European and External Relations Committee

Member

01 November 2006 - 02 April 2007

Justice 2 Committee

Member

01 March 2006 - 02 April 2007

Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 31 October 2006

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Member

30 September 2004 - 21 February 2006

Education Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2004 - 30 September 2004

Edinburgh Tram Line One Bill Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 29 September 2004

Justice 2 Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 21 September 2004

Justice 1 Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Justice 1 Committee

Member

13 January 2000 - 07 January 2001

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 13 January 2000

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Michael's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Michael Matheson. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I held a schools Christmas card competition in 2018. Malcolm Allan Limited (a butcher, of 1 Central Blvd, Larbert, FK5 4RU) paid for the production of the cards at a cost of £415. [Registered 28 January 2019]

I held a schools Christmas card competition in 2017. Malcolm Allan Limited (a butcher, of 1 Central Blvd, Larbert, FK5 4RU) paid for the production of the cards at a cost of £405, with the invoice for payment being sent to them on 22 November 2017. [Registered 22 December 2017]

I held a schools Christmas card competition in 2017. Malcolm Allan Limited (a butcher, of 1 Central Blvd, Larbert, FK5 4RU) paid for the production of the cards at a cost of £405, with the invoice for payment being sent to them on 22 November 2017. [Registered 22 December 2017]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own, jointly with my wife, a house in the Highland Council local authority area, with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000. On 2 October 2015, it was confirmed that the property generated an income of around £15,000 over the course of a year. However, it does not make a profit due to running costs, etc. Additionally, the rental business is run by my wife.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Michael Matheson has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Lothian Buses (Suspension of Services)

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "I deplore the attacks in recent weeks on bus services in Edinburgh, which have resulted in two bus drivers suffering injuries and requiring hospital attention. Attacks on key workers are totally unacceptable…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Scotland’s Railway

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "I wish to update the Parliament on arrangements for Scotland’s rail services over the coming period and as we look to the future…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

ScotRail Franchise (New Operator)

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "We are considering all options for the future operation of ScotRail services after the current contract, which is expected to end in March 2022…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Public Transport Providers (Financial Support)

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "The cost of additional Covid response measures that have been agreed by the Scottish Government to date is £765 million…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Road Infrastructure Improvements (North East Scotland)

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "Transport Scotland engages regularly and extensively with the north east of Scotland transport partnership, and all regional transport partnerships, on a range of transport matters including planned and proposed road infrastructure improvements…

Votes

How Michael Matheson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Matheson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Michael Matheson has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S3W-40158

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what costs are associated with the cervical screening programme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40156

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce triage for human papilloma virus (HPV) into the cervical screening programme in order to reduce the number of women requiring repeat screening after detection of borderline abnormalities."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40155

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive when the sub-group of the Breast and Cervical Screening National Advisory Group will report its findings on the review of the integration of human papilloma virus (HPV) testing in the cervical screening programme and when the findings will be published."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40157

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) sensitivity and (b) specificity is of the cervical screening programme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40154

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the sub-group of the Breast and Cervical Screening National Advisory Group who will review the integration of human papilloma virus (HPV) testing in the cervical screening programme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40159

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what costs are associated with performing a colposcopy and how many were performed in the last year for which information is available."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 14 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40160

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what costs were associated with biopsy for and treatment of cervical cancer in the last year for which information is available."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 14 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40152

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will announce additional support for people infected with hepatitis C or HIV through NHS treatment with blood or blood products."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 4 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-39739

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider changing the terms of reference of the Penrose inquiry investigating the circumstances in which patients were infected with hepatitis C or HIV following treatment, in light of evidence found by the inquiry."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 22 February 2011

Question ref. S3W-39064

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to overcome the delay in wind farm projects due to radar issues and when the matter will be resolved with aviation stakeholders"

Answered by: Jim Mather on 7 February 2011

Share this page