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 03 December 2019 [Draft] : 03 December 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of the statement on what is a very grim report from the Auditor General. As others have said, the prison population ...



Meeting of the Parliament 28 November 2019 [Draft] : 28 November 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

The First Minister will be aware of the recent BBC programme highlighting the environmental impacts of meat production in the US and South America. Does she share...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


Liam McArthur

No, thank you. That response is becoming a...



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2019 : 27 November 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

The Liberal Democrats have chosen to use our time today to give Parliament a chance to debate what can be described only as a crisis that is facing mental health services. It is right that w...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Liam McArthur

You have referred two or three times to drawing parallels with provisions that are in place south of the border. Has that thrown up a series of unintended consequences or inevitable circumst...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Liam McArthur

I appreciate that a reasonableness test would be required. Where no service is available, it would clearly be unreasonable to expect individuals to go down that route. However, broadening th...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Liam McArthur

I entirely understand the rationale behind that, but we are talking about making information about mediation available rather than having a requirement or a presumption in favour of mediatio...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Liam McArthur

The bill does not include a requirement on parents to at least attend information sessions about the opportunity for mediation. It would be helpful if you could set out why the Government ha...



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Liam McArthur

We will brace ourselves for the registrars’ submission and get ready to redact some of the more colourful language.



Justice Committee 26 November 2019 [Draft] : 26 November 2019


Liam McArthur

That is helpful. I am sure that the registrars will be listening in attentively and will avail us of their views in due course.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-19939: Universal Credit (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19940.2: Investing in Scotland (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-19940.1: Investing in Scotland (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-19940: Investing in Scotland (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 69, Against: 41 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-20098: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20031: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20025: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19964: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19939.1: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19930: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19892: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19880: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19876: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19869: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26520: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26442: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26441: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26440: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26438: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03775: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26183: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26182: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26181: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26180: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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