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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 01324 629271
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

15A East Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 1YB

Phone: 01324 629271
Text relay calls welcome.

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 Net Zero, Energy and Transport

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Michael does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Michael has had 16 previous roles

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

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 24 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

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. The property generates an income of between £10,001 to £15,000 per annum. However, it does not make a profit due to running costs.

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: 6 December 2022

COP27 Outcomes

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "Today’s debate addresses one of the most important challenges facing not only Scotland but the international community…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Fuel Poverty (Engagement with Energy Sector)

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "The First Minister has chaired two energy summits since August. All major energy suppliers attended the summits, along with advice providers and third sector organisations…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Planning (Energy Consent Decisions)

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "Citizens are able to engage in the planning process by making representations to the Scottish ministers on live section 36 applications…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Fossil Fuel Boilers

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "In October 2021, the Scottish Government published its heat in buildings strategy, which sets out how we propose to remove emissions from Scotland’s buildings by 2045, in line with the country’s climate change targets…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2022

Fuel Poverty (Engagement with Energy Sector)

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "The First Minister has chaired two energy summits since August. All major energy suppliers attended the summits, along with advice providers and third sector organisations…

Votes

How Michael Matheson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Matheson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07093

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Màiri McAllan, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Richard Lochhead, Michael Matheson, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 92 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07093.1

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 56 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07093.2

COP27 Outcomes

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 5, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Result 31 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07002.2

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07002.1

Recognising the Vital Role Men Must Play in Challenging and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Michael Matheson has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

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-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-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-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-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-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-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-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

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