Liam McArthur MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 01 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

On the eve of world autism awareness day I, too, congratulate Mark McDonald on securing the debate. I know that, as a result of a football injury, he is rapidly g...



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur

I do not dispute that. The attainment fund...



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur

There is a general acceptance that a wider perspective on achievement is certainly desirable, but it has also been recognised that there is a gap that is being bo...



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur

I should make it clear that I acknowledge that the gap is as much in as between schools. However—and we see this in the committee’s survey—if you do not prioritis...



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur

Shona Crawford talked about the time and financial resources that could be involved in helping to support looked-after children, as Eileen Prior mentioned, or oth...



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur

Dr Morton’s body language in response to the question whether we need legislation to close the attainment gap was eloquent.



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur

I want to follow up on something that Eileen Prior said about Education Scotland not testing this during inspections. Education Scotland is responsible for provid...



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur

Does not that butt up against the slight problem that arises in a range of areas, whereby stigma is attached to such support because it is seen as being other tha...



Education and Culture Committee 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

I am delighted that Shona Crawford said that, because as I was listening to the previous responses I sensed that we were drifting into an area in which surprise w...



Meeting of the Parliament 31 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands) (LD)

Lewis Macdonald referred to the withholding of funding for the global excellence initiative over the course of the coming year. Obviously, that affected more than...

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S4M-12994 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to
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S4M-12878 Michael Matheson: Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agree
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S4M-12857.2 John Swinney: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in the
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S4M-12857.1 Jackie Baillie: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in t
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S4M-12857 Gavin Brown: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish G
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S4M-12776.4 John Swinney: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the n
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S4M-12776.3 Gavin Brown: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the na
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S4M-12776.1 Willie Rennie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776.2 Patrick Harvie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-12776 in the
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S4M-12776 Jackie Baillie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament rejects the UK Governmen
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Motion S4M-12891: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 01/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12727: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 18/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12669: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 16/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12626: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12625: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12442: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12385.2: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12379: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12378: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12218: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 30/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-25348: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 23/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25318: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25316: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 20/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25286: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 14/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25249: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 02/04/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-25134: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24831: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24830: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24829: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24827: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/03/2015 Show Full Question >>

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