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 16 January 2019 [Draft] Business until 15:44 : 16 January 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

The minister will be aware of the importance of Orkney beef and lamb not just to the island’s food and drink sector but to Scotland’s food and drink sector. She may also be aware of the dama...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2019 : 15 January 2019


Liam McArthur

I turn to the women’s estate. Last year, Her Majesty’s chief inspector of prisons for Scotland, David Strang, warned that becaus...



Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2019 : 15 January 2019


Liam McArthur

I thank the Cabinet Secretary for Justice for the candour of his response and for his confirmation that, as was the case back in June, the Government is

Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2019 : 15 January 2019


1. Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

To ask the Scottish Government what its projections are for the prison population, in light of statistics showing that the majority are at or above capacity. (S5T-01435)



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank the transport secretary for lodging his motion, which allows us to start 2019 with this important debate. In the context of the recent lack of progress in...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Liam McArthur

I would point out that the surf ‘n’ turf project is based in Eday rather than in Kirkwall.



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2019 [Draft] : 08 January 2019


Liam McArthur

I would have liked to start with a declaration of interest as the owner of an EV or even a ULEV, but I am not such an owner yet. Over the past year or so, I have been weighing up the advanta...



Local Government and Communities Committee 19 December 2018 : 19 December 2018


Liam McArthur

I welcome the islands impact assessment that you have committed to carrying out, but it will need to be as detailed as possible. It cannot be a desk-based exercise but will need to engage lo...



Local Government and Communities Committee 19 December 2018 : 19 December 2018


Liam McArthur

Minister, that argument was put directly to the first panel that came before the committee and they refuted it. The cost would be marginal and the Government has already committed to changin...



Local Government and Communities Committee 19 December 2018 : 19 December 2018


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am not sure how much more progress we will make, because you have already stated that you are prepared to keep under review any issues around definitions. Parti...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15390.3: Scotland’s Future Economy (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15390.1: Scotland’s Future Economy (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15390: Scotland’s Future Economy (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15380.3: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 85, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-15380.1: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 107 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15380: Securing a Just Transition to a Carbon-neutral Economy (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2019
Result - For: 86, Against: 0 Abstain: 28
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ForCarried
S5M-15279.3: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15279.2: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 51, Against: 65 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15279.1: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-15279: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried

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Motion S5M-15267: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15243.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15238: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15241: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15240: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/01/2019 R Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15239: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15177: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 17/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15138: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15095: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15087: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-20981: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20983: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20982: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20980: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01435: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20884: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20875: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20848: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/01/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20629: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/12/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-20602: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/12/2018 Show Full Question >>

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