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 (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


Michael Matheson

As the member will have heard in my response to Brian Whittle, we moved very quickly as a Government to take decisive action to support the bus industry with the ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


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

We recently published the transport transition plan, which contains comprehensive guidance for our transport operators, staff and members of the public during the recovery phase of Covid-19....



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


Michael Matheson

Mr Dornan raises an important issue. The Scottish Government is grant funding Sustrans Scotland to deliver the places for everyone cycling and walking infrastruct...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


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

We have clearly set out our sustainable travel hierarchy within the national transport strategy to promote walking, cycling and public transport in preference to ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


Michael Matheson

The funding that we provide to bus services is to support the bus sector to maintain services to the level in the public service contract that we have with it acr...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


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

The Deputy First Minister has published guidance for local authorities on school transport to support the reopening of schools in August. It makes clear that loca...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


Michael Matheson

As Brian Whittle might be aware, we have already taken decisive action to support public transport providers. We have provided f...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 11 June 2020 [Draft] : 11 June 2020


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

As we move through the phases of the Government’s route map, we need to recognise that it will not be possible to fully satisfy the demand for public transport. H...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 26 May 2020 [Draft] : 26 May 2020


Michael Matheson

We are looking at a range of options to help to manage aspects of demand. Arrangements are already in place so that people can only book train tickets for longer ...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 26 May 2020 [Draft] : 26 May 2020


Michael Matheson

I am not aware of the individual case that Joan McAlpine refers to, although it strikes me as concerning if the individual is shielding. If Joan McAlpine wishes t...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22119.3: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22119: Advisory Group on Economic Recovery Recommendations (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 52, Against: 12 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-22115: Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 23/06/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 33
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 22, Against: 56 Abstain: 1
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 35
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 42, Against: 38 Abstain: 0
AgainstCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 36
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 37
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 38
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 39
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 61, Against: 19 Abstain: 0
ForCarried
SP Bill 56: Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 40
Meeting Date: 17/06/2020
Result - For: 21, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
AgainstDefeated

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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S5M-20928: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/02/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19335: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19190.2: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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