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 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

I deeply regret the fact that the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats cannot bring themselves to support the bill tonight. I think that they will come to regr...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

I have listened with interest to all the members who have contributed to our stage 3 debate. I think that Cara Hilton described the bill as a “pick and mix” becau...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

Does Cara Hilton understand the point that I made about her amendment and the Government’s amendment in relation to under-18s having access to sexual entertainmen...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

The member is correct to say that gun crime is at an almost record low. However, within the category of gun crime, almost half of all the offences involve air wea...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

I am pleased to open the stage 3 debate on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill. For the purposes of rule 9.11 of standing orders, I advise the Parliament that Her Majesty, having b...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

The Scottish Government strongly believes that the proposed licensing scheme for sexual entertainment venues takes a step forward from current arrangements by all...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

Unfortunately, the children’s commissioner has got the law wrong in this area, because of the reasonable excuse provision, which is provided for in the Civic Gove...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

Amendments 19 and 22 follow issues that were highlighted by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People ahead of the stage 1 debate and which were subse...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

There is also an advantage in that it will send a very clear message that groups that are identified as being appropriate to receive copies of the application, including violence against wom...



Meeting of the Parliament 25 June 2015 : Thursday, June 25, 2015


Michael Matheson

Amendment 18 is an important measure in supporting community engagement in the licensing of sexual entertainment. The issue was raised by Cara Hilton at stage 2, and I undertook at that time...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 1 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 3 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 4 moved by Alex Fergusson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 6 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 7 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing
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Amendment 15 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 17 moved by Cameron Buchanan on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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Amendment 22 moved by Cara Hilton on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (S
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Amendment 19 moved by Michael Matheson on motion S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensi
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-13606: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-13597: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/06/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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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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