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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Meeting of the Parliament 14 March 2019 [Draft} : 14 March 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Dan Kirkpatrick, coxswain; James Johnston, second coxswain; Ray Kirkpatrick, bowman; Robert B Johnston, mechanic; Jimmy Swanson, assistant mechanic; and Jack Kirkpatrick, Robbie Johnston and...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

As Alasdair Allan said, there is very limited legal aid provision in the islands, with the result that most people who seek representation now have to look south....



Justice Committee 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Liam McArthur

Amendment immediately withdrawn. [Laughter



Justice Committee 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Liam McArthur

We have all lodged probing amendments to bills in the past. This one serves the useful function of underscoring the issue that came through loud and clear, not on...



Justice Committee 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Liam McArthur

I am grateful to Liam Kerr for setting out the purpose behind amendment 4. He is absolutely right about the concerns that we heard throughout stage 1, about what ...



Justice Committee 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Liam McArthur

That is a helpful clarification. I accept that it might be difficult to put precise figures on it, but can the cabinet secretary assure the committee that, ahead ...



Justice Committee 12 March 2019 [Draft] : 12 March 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I thank the cabinet secretary for his comments. He has fairly summed up the conclusion that the committee reached. We all recognise the resource implications and ...



Meeting of the Parliament 07 March 2019 [Draft] : 07 March 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

A recent academic paper by Dr Kath Murray and Dr Colin Atkinson concluded: “W...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 March 2019 [Draft] : 06 March 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Thank you, Presiding Officer. I am happy to step in as a substitute for Maureen Watt, and I thank Gordon MacDonald for securing the debate and Emma Harper for stepping into the breach and le...



Meeting of the Parliament 06 March 2019 [Draft] : 06 March 2019


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am delighted that the minister had such a positive visit to Orkney earlier this week.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16312.2: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation (Edward Mountain)
Meeting Date: 14/03/2019
Result - For: 79, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16312.1: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation (Tavish Scott)
Meeting Date: 14/03/2019
Result - For: 19, Against: 81 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-16312: Building on Scotland’s Strengths in Technology and Engineering to Become Europe’s Leading Space Nation (Ivan McKee)
Meeting Date: 14/03/2019
Result - For: 79, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16267.1: Year of Young People 2018: A Celebration, a Chance and a Change (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 13/03/2019
Result - For: 30, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-16292: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 13/03/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16257.3: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Jamie Halcro Johnston)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 31, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-16257.1: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Richard Leonard)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-16257.2: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 20 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16257: Working to Make Scotland a Fair Work Nation by 2025 (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 12/03/2019
Result - For: 93, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16170: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2019 [draft] (Kate Forbes)
Meeting Date: 07/03/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 21 Abstain: 27
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Motion S5M-16375: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16136: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16093: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16018: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16017: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16007: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15950: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15935: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15929: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15839: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 13/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-22183: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21968: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21969: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21970: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21953: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21949: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 06/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5T-01532: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21910: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-21864: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/02/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-02935: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2019 Show Full Question >>

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