Liam McArthur MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) Professor Dunleavy estimates the cost at £200 million if, among other things, command and control of defence forces is shared with the UK until 2020. Will the First Minister confirm whether that is now Scottish Government policy?



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) The cabinet secretary will be aware that there have been a number of reports recently in relation to closing the attainment gap. Earlier this week, the author of one of those reports—the Joseph Rowntree Foundation—met the Education and Culture Committee. As well as making it clear that although fund...

Education and Culture Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur I appreciate that additional information. I think that I understand why there is a delay in the date of legal enforceability. I understand what you have described—the out-of-catchment-area issues, self-referral, and the specific issues in rural local authorities like my own—but none of that will cha...

Education and Culture Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur I do not know whether any of the officials wish to offer suggestions, but it seems that you are saying that the three-month period is as much to allow the policy to be road tested in practice as it is about trying to deal with circumstances that may arise. As Mary Scanlon said, the example that you ...

Education and Culture Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur I appreciate that and I fully recognise that work that has been going on in local authority areas across the country. I know that Orkney has been presented with some challenges, so I do not underestimate the task for a second.

The slightly unfortunate thing about the example that you cit...

Education and Culture Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur Are any local authorities saying that there are problems that cannot be resolved until the end of October—whether across their entire jurisdiction or only in certain areas—or is it simply an exercise in ensuring that legal claims will not be brought against councillors for issues that could arise du...

Education and Culture Committee 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) The minister has set out the reasons for the delay in the date of legal enforceability of the provision. To follow up on Mary Scanlon’s question, and to be clear, at this stage your expectation is that all two-year-olds who fall within the eligibility criteria in all local authorities across the cou...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD) I thank the cabinet secretary and I very much welcome the content of her statement. I also put on record my gratitude and that of the Scottish Liberal Democrats to Sir Ian Wood and his colleagues, not just for his accessibility to MSPs throughout the process, which Jenny Marra mentioned, but for the...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur I thank the minister for that clarification. When we discuss such issues, it is entirely sensible to put the figures in context. We are talking about a small minority, in a workforce that does excellent work with our children and young people. Nevertheless, there is concern about a small number of i...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Liam McArthur The minister will be aware that figures reveal that, since 2007, around 400 staff who have a criminal record have been teaching in our schools. Although a number of the convictions were for offences that have nothing to do with the staff’s roles as teachers, a number will cause concern among parents...
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10263: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10417: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 19/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10320: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10147.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10148: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 27/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10116: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09916.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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