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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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur

Is that just the business continuity programme in Police Scotland, or will that have implications for sharing resources across forces within the UK? I presume tha...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur

I want to broaden out that issue, although you might not be able to answer this question. On the contingency over the coming months, whether the absence rate is 2...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur

We could have the conference in July and still have a severe weather event in Glasgow.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur

That is helpful, although I am concerned about the poor soul who has been designated as business-as-usual chief, because it is difficult to imagine how, given the...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 12 March 2020 [Draft] : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

You have painted a vivid picture of the scale and extent of COP26. The impact over those weeks will inevitably be felt most keenly in and around Glasgow, but it would be naive to think that ...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur

Claudia Beamish raises a legitimate question. I sympathise with some of the anomalies that Mark Ruskell has outlined, but I recall from the debates that we had ab...



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur

Do I have time to take an intervention?



Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am pleased to take part in this debate on the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill on behalf of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. I start by commending Gi...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 March 2020 [Draft] : 11 March 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

After last year’s interregnum, I join Bruce Crawford in welcoming back my friend Linda Fabiani to her rightful place in the body of the chamber, leading the annual members’ business debate o...



Meeting of the Parliament 11 March 2020 [Draft] : 11 March 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

The cabinet secretary will be aware of the growing importance of the cruise liner market to our tourism sector, including in Orkney. What specific advice and supp...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-21279: Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill (Christina McKelvie)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2020
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-21177.3: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21177.1: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Mary Fee)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21177: Expansion of Funded Childcare (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 11/03/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 88, Against: 23 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21174: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (Humza Yousaf)
Meeting Date: 10/03/2020
Result - For: 110, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-21113: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 05/03/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21090: Scottish Rate Resolution (Ben Macpherson)
Meeting Date: 04/03/2020
Result - For: 58, Against: 50 Abstain: 5
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AgainstCarried
S5M-21013.1: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-21013: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 27/02/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried

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Motion S5M-21258: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21259: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21265: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21247: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21241: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21156: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21139: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21138: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21081: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/03/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21064: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-27888: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27889: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27890: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27795: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27734: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04237: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/03/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27593: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27576: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27575: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/02/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-27574: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/02/2020 Show Full Question >>

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