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 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Matheson

The member has pursued the issue on behalf of his constituents over a period. As I outlined to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee just yesterday, we ...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


Michael Matheson

As the member will recognise, the issue around the particular nightclub is a matter for the city of Glasgow licensing board and Police Scotland. It would not be a...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

Yes, I believe that the alcohol licensing regime is operating satisfactorily. However, there are aspects of it that could work better. That is why we are taking forward improvements within t...



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Michael Matheson

I am grateful for amendments 83 and 84, which were lodged by Cameron Buchanan. They relate to the personal licence, which is a key feature of the alcohol licensin...



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Michael Matheson

Amendments 53 and 54 provide licensing standards officers with the power to report the conduct of both applicants and personal licence holders to a licensing boar...



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Michael Matheson

There is great merit in that. We need to manage that against the burden that is placed on licensing boards in undertaking reporting. That is why I want to conside...



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Michael Matheson

As I was just about to say, I ask Mr Wilson to withdraw his amendment with a view to a suitable stage 3 amendment being drafted that will be informed by engagement with stakeholders.<...



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Michael Matheson

I am grateful to Mr Wilson for lodging the amendments and I am certainly sympathetic to the views that he expressed on an annual report; I am also mindful of the ...



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Michael Matheson

I am grateful for Mr Buchanan’s comments on his amendment. Overprovision is a valuable tool by which a licensing board can prevent new licensed premises from open...



Local Government and Regeneration Committee 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Michael Matheson

I am grateful to Dr Simpson for taking us through amendment 86 which, among other things, seeks to restrict the advertising of alcohol near premises that are used...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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YesCarried

S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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YesCarried

4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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YesCarried

S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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NoDefeated

S4M-13007 Christina McKelvie on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: 2nd Report,
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YesCarried

S4M-13023.1 Siobhan McMahon: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—As an amendment to motion S4M-
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-13023 Roseanna Cunningham: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—That the Parliament recognis
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Not VotedCarried

S4M-12994 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to
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YesCarried

S4M-12878 Michael Matheson: Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agree
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YesCarried

S4M-12857.2 John Swinney: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in the
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-13107: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13076: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12994: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12878: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/03/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12319: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/02/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12160.2: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12060: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11999: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11986: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11916: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S3W-40152: 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-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-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-40158: 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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