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 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

That is custom and practice, rather than a requirement in relation to images.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

You have touched on the subject of a question that I was about to ask—the distinction between how DNA and fingerprints are stored and subsequently deleted, and wh...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

In areas where that technology has been used, is the database being cross-referenced with the PNC?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

Is it envisaged that there will be cross-referencing between that database and use of live facial recognition technology? Is that happening at the moment?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

How does access to that database operate in police forces across the UK?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

Are other types of images uploaded to that database, such as ones that have been captured by closed-circuit television or body-worn cameras? What are the sources ...



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

What is the timeframe for that? Is it a matter of days?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

Is deletion automatic, at that point?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Good afternoon. It would be helpful for the record if the witnesses would set out the process by which custody and criminal history photographs are uploaded to the police national database, ...



Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee 16 January 2020 [Draft] : 16 January 2020


Liam McArthur

I will reflect further on the concerns that the cabinet secretary has raised about introducing changes in future by means of secondary legislation, so I will not ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-20491: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20485: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20484: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20408: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20405: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20365: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20320: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20313: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20297: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/12/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20205: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26931: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26890: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26888: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26883: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/01/2020 Show Full Question >>
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 >>

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