Michael Matheson MSP

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Michael Matheson MSP

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  • Member for: Falkirk West
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

Michael is a member of the following Committees:

Michael is a member of the following Cross-Party Groups:

Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 22 May 2019 [Draft] : 22 May 2019


Michael Matheson

I am aware that, when we undertake such major infrastructure projects, different groups of individuals will have different opinions on what the preferred route sh...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 May 2019 [Draft] : 22 May 2019


Michael Matheson

Given that the AWPR is now open, traffic surveys will be undertaken in the coming weeks. The data that is collated from that will help to inform the decision when...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 May 2019 [Draft] : 22 May 2019


Michael Matheson

I do not know whether the member is tempting me to say that we should abandon the dualling of the A96; I am sure that that is not the case.



Meeting of the Parliament 22 May 2019 [Draft] : 22 May 2019


The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson)

As is the case for all major road projects, it is important that we maintain transparency throughout the route selection process and that we provide everyone with an interest with an equal o...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


Michael Matheson

As it stands, ScotRail has accepted 61 of the 70 class 385 sets ordered. The number is sufficient to allow ScotRail to deliver significant capacity improvements a...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


Michael Matheson

In short, no it is not. As ever with Colin Smyth, facts get lost in the course of discussion. To be clear, we have taken out the remedial plan against ScotRail on...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


Michael Matheson

The member might want to reflect on the scale of the call-offs that took place over the course of the weekend and the reasons for them. I am sure that ScotRail wi...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


Michael Matheson

It is not for me to speak on behalf of Mike Rumbles—thankfully—but it is important to recognise that both parts of our rail network have an important part to play...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


Michael Matheson

I would prefer it if passengers did not have to claim compensation, but while they have to do so it is important that there is a robust and fair process in place ...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2019 [Draft] : 21 May 2019


Michael Matheson

It is straightforward for customers to use the app that ScotRail has provided, because it holds certain information for repeat claims. However, where lessons can ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17304.1: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304.2: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 14, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304.3: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 20, Against: 35 Abstain: 56
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Not VotedDefeated
S5M-17304: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 76, Against: 29 Abstain: 6
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-17281.4: Treatment Time Guarantee (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-17281.1: Treatment Time Guarantee (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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S5M-17281.2: Treatment Time Guarantee (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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S5M-17281: Treatment Time Guarantee (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17280.2: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 52 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-17265.2: Adopting the Place Principle (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/05/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-16747: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/04/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16591: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16408.3: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16261: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15754: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15493: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15243: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12573: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-11659: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/04/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10337: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/02/2018 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-40158: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40152: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40160: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40159: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40154: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40157: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40156: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40155: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39739: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39064: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2011 Show Full Question >>

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