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

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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 (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Presiding Officer, I offer my apologies—to you, to the Presiding Officer who was then in the chair, and to other members—that I was not here at the start of the debate.



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 23 September 2020 [Draft] : 23 September 2020


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I, too, thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement and for responding positively to my call earlier this month for the proposed changes to part 2 of the bill to be brought ...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

From what you have said, it appears that a certain degree of latitude already exists. However, from the evidence that we have taken, I think that there is a quest...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

Shona Robison talked about Scottish PEN’s proposal for a pre-action procedure that might speed things up and reduce costs. Professor Scott—I think—also referred t...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

Would the Government be willing to consider the extent to which that issue is an inhibitor to people taking a case or deciding whether to defend one?



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

That would be helpful. The point that you make is valid, but it probably suggests that now is an opportune moment to provide som...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

In earlier questions, we have skirted around the issue of accessibility. Media representatives have made points about the changing shape of the media environment, which involves far greater ...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

Would that latitude for the courts also address concerns that were raised, partly in relation to timeliness but also on the question of secondary publication? The...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

We talked earlier about the serious harm threshold. There is another area where it has been identified that the thresholds have changed quite markedly: the balanc...



Justice Committee 22 September 2020 [Draft] : 22 September 2020


Liam McArthur

That was accepted, but the seriousness of the harm is for a court to decide and will be reflected in any damages that are awarded. Setting a high threshold could ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-22711.3: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.1: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.2: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 6, Against: 109 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-22711: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-22832: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22776: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22697: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22671: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22636.1: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 08/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22633: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 04/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22610.1: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/09/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22587: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 31/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22506: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-22431: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-32068: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-32005: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31973: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 22/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31870: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31864: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31861: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31820: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31817: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31816: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31780: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/09/2020 Show Full Question >>

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