Michael Matheson MSP

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Michael Matheson MSP

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  • Member for: Falkirk West
  • Region: Central Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Minister for Public Health (Michael Matheson) I am extremely concerned about the estimate that an additional 100,000 children in Scotland will be living in poverty as a result of the United Kingdom Government’s welfare reforms. We believe that that will exacerbate health inequalities in Scotland.

We know that the lower a person’s soc...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Michael Matheson We have acted decisively within the limits of our existing powers to mitigate the harmful effects of Westminster’s welfare reforms, which will impact on the most vulnerable in our society and set progress back on tackling child poverty by at least 10 years. The ministerial task force on health inequ...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Minister for Public Health (Michael Matheson) Bowel cancer screening was the second detect cancer early tumour-specific campaign. It follows on from the successful breast cancer social marketing campaign that was launched in September 2012. The activity was backed by extensive public relations, field and partnership activity.

The nat...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Michael Matheson As at October 2012, some 1.95 million people in Scotland had taken up the offer of screening since 2007, of which 896,724 were males. That has led to 1,692 bowel cancers being diagnosed in men through the screening programme. However, uptake by men is currently at 51.8 per cent while uptake by women...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
The Minister for Public Health (Michael Matheson) The cabinet secretary met Mr McMillan and Clydeside Action on Asbestos last year to discuss the proposal that the national health service recovers the costs of treating those with an asbestos-related disease. Since that meeting, we have paid close attention to the progress of the comparable bill tha...

Meeting of the Parliament 03 April 2014 : Thursday, April 03, 2014
Michael Matheson Mr McMillan’s proposal is a very interesting one, which is worthy of consideration. The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, in the meeting with Clydeside Action on Asbestos, made it clear that we would monitor the situation closely, particularly given that there is a legal challenge against ...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
The Minister for Public Health (Michael Matheson) I welcome the opportunity to have this debate. Mental health issues have a high profile in Scotland. Indeed, this Parliament has regularly debated mental health.

I want us to think about mental and physical health in the same way. That is what we are doing, in our approach to improving me...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Michael Matheson It is important that we build on the good progress that we have made in recent years in order to reduce discrimination against and stigma towards mental ill health.

We are making good progress on the commitments set out in the mental health strategy and in improving access to services. I ...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Michael Matheson This has been a useful debate. I want to draw it together in a consensual fashion, because our mental health debates have largely had a consensus around them.

I am sure that members will recognise that, when we published the mental health strategy in 2012, it was in order to build on the...

Meeting of the Parliament 02 April 2014 : Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Michael Matheson Do I have time, Presiding Officer?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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YesCarried

S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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YesCarried

S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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NoDefeated

S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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YesCarried

S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482.2 Liam McArthur: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret
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NoDefeated

S4M-09482 Margaret Burgess: Child Poverty—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s rev
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-09558.2: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09446: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09254: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08837: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08800: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07787: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06995: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05716: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05715: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05713: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-40158: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40152: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40160: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40159: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40154: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40157: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40156: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-40155: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/03/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39739: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/02/2011 Show Full Question >>
Question S3W-39064: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2011 Show Full Question >>

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