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:

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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 19 June 2019 [Draft] : 19 June 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

The tragic deaths of Katie Allan and William Lindsay mean that we must learn lessons. I, too, thank the chief inspector and Dr Smith for a thorough report....



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2019 [Draft] : 18 June 2019


Liam McArthur

It seems inconceivable that the Government would sign up to an arrangement that means that it has, in effect, been gagged by the SPFL. The Scottish Government’s i...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2019 [Draft] : 18 June 2019


Liam McArthur

The recommendation from Professor Duncan Morrow could not be clearer: ministers, football authorities and the police should work together on the monitoring of sectarian incidents, and findin...



Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2019 [Draft] : 18 June 2019


1. Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has reportedly agreed with the Scottish Professional Football League to keep information regarding the extent of sectarianism at football co...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Liam McArthur

I am not entirely sure on what basis you can make this assessment, but, in your opinion, what is the public’s view on the roll-out of cyberkiosks? Do you think that there is public confidenc...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Liam McArthur

If they went to the courts, that would give rise to serious concerns, as it would represent a fairly fundamental breakdown in that relationship. As the sub-commit...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I apologise for being slightly late in arriving. Cabinet secretary, you talked about what you described as an honest difference of opinion, which still appears to exist. Are you concerned th...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Liam McArthur

I am happy enough to ask the corporate body to reflect further on the matter. I am not sure whether Claudia Beamish is asking the corporate body for a fundamental...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Liam McArthur

It is important to point out that cross-party groups have access to Parliament facilities such as rooms and the IT equipment in those rooms, but it would be a ste...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019


Liam McArthur

I agree entirely that a founding principle of the Parliament is accessibility, on which we have a strong track record. I am interested in the specifics of Elaine ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17660: Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 13/06/2019
Result - For: 26, Against: 83 Abstain: 4
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17645: Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 12/06/2019
Result - For: 115, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 1A
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 25, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 78
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 77
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 6
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 7
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 8
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 9
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 37: Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 10
Meeting Date: 06/06/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
ForCarried

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Motion S5M-17775: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17761: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17705: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17693: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17605: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17580: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17519: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17503.2.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17516: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-17508: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/06/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-23923: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23922: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23918: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01718: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23836: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23811: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23809: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23804: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23707: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/06/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23705: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/06/2019 Show Full Question >>

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