Liam McArthur MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) It is over to Willie Coffey, isn’t it?



Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) Thank you for the advance billing, Presiding Officer.

This is a brief but important debate and I am delighted to take part in it. I very much welcome the Scottish Government’s investment plan.

In the short time available to me, I will cover the areas of access and skills.

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) I am delighted that we have had the debate and I am proud of the fact that Scottish Liberal Democrats have enabled it to happen. It has certainly been all too brief but, nonetheless, it has provided an opportunity to reflect on an issue that, despite the various debates that we have had, often still...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) Before I go back to the question that I was going to ask, I want to ask Clare Simpson about the switch from a demand-led to a supply-side model. Given what Jackie Brock said about rural areas, in which the population of parents and therefore children likely to take up these services is smaller, how ...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Liam McArthur I think that, in response to the convener’s initial question, you all alluded to or referred directly to quality and flexibility. Children in Scotland’s submission refers to the fact that more

“requires to be done to enable mothers particularly to use their entitlement more flexibly so th...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Liam McArthur Jackie Brock has alluded to uncertainties around the figures for the delivery of the provisions in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The witnesses will be aware that concerns have been raised about the lack of a price tag on the childcare element of the white paper, which suggests t...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Liam McArthur You pointed earlier to the Scandic models—we have all been guilty of referring to them during this evidence session. You also mentioned France. Those countries tend to be linked, in that they have high levels of personal taxation. Is that what you are driving at in your written submission? Is that a...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Liam McArthur I will link back to the questions from Colin Beattie and Joan McAlpine. We operate in a highly integrated market and there are obvious benefits in having skills that are recognised and portable in that market. Different Governments will—understandably—have priorities that they want to achieve, and I...

Education and Culture Committee 01 April 2014 : Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Liam McArthur There seems to be an issue with the working relationship, as opposed to saying that SDS is not responsible for a particular thing and Jobcentre Plus is. Would it make more sense, would the system work more effectively and would you have a better working relationship if some of the responsibilities w...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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Motion S4M-09727: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09713: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09668: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 07/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09554.1: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09482.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09349: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, On Behalf of Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09239.1: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09207: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09107: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09085: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-20748: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20747: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20746: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20745: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 15/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03130: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03066: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20081: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19991: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19988: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19987: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Question >>

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