Michael Matheson MSP

Welcome to Michael Matheson MSP's biography pages

Michael Matheson MSP

Here you can find out about your MSPs' political activities and how to get in touch with them.

  • 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

Search for other speeches made by this member

Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 : 17 January 2019


Michael Matheson

I am conscious that a number of ports across Scotland are engaged in providing greater access to those people who are on leisure cruises. It is important that we try to maximise the benefits...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 : 17 January 2019


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

The Scottish Government is committed to supporting Scotland’s ports and harbours, while recognising that ports in Scotland operate in a commercial environment and are substantially self-fund...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 : 17 January 2019


Michael Matheson

I very much regret the inconvenience that Mr Corry’s constituent was put at as a result of the delay in that service. Under the franchise agreement, ScotRail must...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 : 17 January 2019


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

The ScotRail franchise ensures that passengers can be compensated for disruption to their journeys through a delay repay compensation scheme, in which the amount ...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 : 17 January 2019


Michael Matheson

We look at investing in our rail infrastructure across Scotland on an on-going basis. In the next rail control period, we will invest almost £5 billion in infrast...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 : 17 January 2019


Michael Matheson

I recognise the value of ensuring that we make the right investments in the transport infrastructure in the north-east of Scotland, particularly in rail infrastru...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2019 : 17 January 2019


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

The report commissioned by the Aberdeen to central belt reference group considered that dualling the section between Usan and Montrose did not provide journey time improvements and may not r...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


Michael Matheson

As I stated in the chamber earlier this week, performance on our railways has been unacceptable, which is why I instructed Transport Scotland to serve a contractu...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


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

Since 2007, we have invested around £8 billion in infrastructure and services to support Scotland’s railways. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to improving rail infrastructure throu...



Meeting of the Parliament 10 January 2019 : 10 January 2019


Michael Matheson

I will correspond with the member to give him more specific details on some of the points that he has raised. Those are important pieces of work that are about ad...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-15390.3: Scotland’s Future Economy (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
ForCarried
S5M-15390.1: Scotland’s Future Economy (Dean Lockhart)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
AgainstDefeated
S5M-15390: Scotland’s Future Economy (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 47 Abstain: 0
>> Show more
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
>> Show more
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
>> Show more
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
>> Show more
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
>> Show more
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
>> Show more
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
>> Show more
AgainstDefeated
S5M-15279: Future Rural Policy and Support in Scotland (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 10/01/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 27 Abstain: 6
>> Show more
ForCarried

Search for other Motions lodged by Michael Matheson
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S5M-10218: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10038.1: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-10054: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09720: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09725: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-09722: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/12/2017 Show Full Motion >>
This Member currently holds a ministerial post. First Minister and Ministers cannot ask the Government questions which is why no recent questions are displaying here. Please use the full search to find details of previous questions by this Member.
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>

Lobbying

From 12 March 2018 face-to-face lobbying conversations with MSPs must be registered on the Lobbying Register. Find out more at www.lobbying.scot.

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.

This website is using cookies.
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.