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 (Hybrid) 25 June 2020 [Draft] : 25 June 2020


Liam McArthur

The cabinet secretary will be aware that time is of the essence in confirming test results and getting in touch with those who might have been in contact with som...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 June 2020 [Draft] : 24 June 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I join the cabinet secretary in thanking all those in the farming and food and drink sectors, and also rural payments and inspection division staff across the cou...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

Thank you to the convener for her support, to Liam Kerr for his inadvertent support and to the minister for her offer. I recognise that the timeframes for these t...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

I will try to be brief. Amendment 86 provides for a review of the act to be completed within three years of royal assent and a report to be published and laid bef...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

I thank the convener, Shona Robison, John Finnie and the minister for their comments. I appreciate John Finnie’s strong support and the arguments that he made. Sh...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

Amendment 84 creates a duty on the Scottish ministers to ensure the availability of child advocacy services in section 11 cases. Colleagues will recall the powerf...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

I will not move amendment 83 or bring it back at stage 3.



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

On the basis that I am not sure what amendment 80 would add to amendment 57, I will not move it. However, I may come back with something else at stage 3.

Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

Earlier, John Finnie suggested that I was quicker out of the blocks than he was. He has now returned the favour, as he has outlined the views that I was going to ...



Justice Committee 23 June 2020 [Draft] : 23 June 2020


Liam McArthur

As the convener says, amendment 80 would place a duty on Scottish ministers to make regulations on providing legal aid for funding ADR within 12 months of royal a...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
Not VotedDefeated

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Motion S5M-22194: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22172: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22150: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21967: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21887: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21854: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21807: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21775: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21765: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21736: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/05/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-30650: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/07/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30269: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30268: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30267: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30175: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30088: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-30087: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-04440: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29958: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/06/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-29811: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/06/2020 Show Full Question >>

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