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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Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Liam McArthur

I am happy to take Andy Wightman’s reprimand in the spirit in which it was intended. Having been a member of the corporate body for some eight years, I certainly ...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As you always are, Presiding Officer—thank you very much, indeed. I, t...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Liam McArthur

In September 2018, Audit Scotland told the Scottish Government that it needed to publish clear timetables by summer 2019. A year on, in the programme for governme...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


7. Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to set out a clear timetable for the delivery of the R100 programme. (S5O-03665)



Justice Committee 08 October 2019 [Draft] : 08 October 2019


Liam McArthur

That will not be part of the trauma-informed estate that is being put in place, however.



Justice Committee 08 October 2019 [Draft] : 08 October 2019


Liam McArthur

Also, a high proportion of those on remand end up not being given custodial sentences, which is a shocking indictment in many respects.



Justice Committee 08 October 2019 [Draft] : 08 October 2019


Liam McArthur

The female prison population has hovered around 400, with the most recent figures showing an increase. That is considerably above the capacity level for the new e...



Justice Committee 08 October 2019 [Draft] : 08 October 2019


Liam McArthur

We have seen an increase in the incidence of crimes such as sexual violence, rape, domestic abuse and serious and organised crime, but that is against the backdro...



Justice Committee 08 October 2019 [Draft] : 08 October 2019


Liam McArthur

That is helpful—I am grateful for the detail in that response. In relation to remand, you are absolutely right. The figures suggest a 12 per cent increase in the ...



Justice Committee 08 October 2019 [Draft] : 08 October 2019


Liam McArthur

I will follow up on that point. The figures on the impact of the presumption against short sentences are inexact, but it is about 200 to 300 prisoners. Even if th...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19287.1: Supporting Innovation (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19287.2: Supporting Innovation (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-18623: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19193.1: Give Them Time Campaign (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190.2: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190.1: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-19485: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19487: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19490: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19486: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19444: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19416: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/10/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19367: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19384: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19349: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19242: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-25793: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25792: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-25776: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25774: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25772: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-25775: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25661: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/10/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-25657: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/10/2019 Show Full Question >>

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