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 23 April 2015 : Thursday, April 23, 2015


Michael Matheson

That would help to improve the legislation. I am open to looking at how we can take those matters forward.



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2015 : Thursday, April 23, 2015


Michael Matheson

Part of the provision that we have put in the bill is that those who hold a shotgun or firearms licence and who also have an air weapon will not have to apply for...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2015 : Thursday, April 23, 2015


Michael Matheson

I am always prepared to look at areas where things can be improved. However, the very nature of licensing means that there will always be a level of variation, gi...



Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2015 : Thursday, April 23, 2015


Michael Matheson

I am grateful to all the members who have contributed to the debate. I have listened carefully to many of their comments and the issues that they raised.

Meeting of the Parliament 23 April 2015 : Thursday, April 23, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

I am happy to open this stage 1 debate on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.



Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Michael Matheson

The member raises a good point. The use of the Cornton Vale site is being considered as part of the overall plans to reshape our female custodial facilities acros...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Michael Matheson)

Throughout March, a series of public consultation workshops were held in the eight community justice authority areas across Scotland. In addition, separate events...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Michael Matheson

The member will be aware that the contract was set up when the previous Government privatised that particular aspect of the service and we have inherited the situ...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Michael Matheson

I regularly meet the staff associations that represent police officers to discuss a range of different matters that affect its members. I met representatives from...



Meeting of the Parliament 22 April 2015 : Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Michael Matheson

I am aware of the excellent job that such members of staff do within our private prison estate and the custody transfer services that are provided by private cont...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

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

S4M-12857.1 Jackie Baillie: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—As an amendment to motion S4M-12857 in t
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NoDefeated

S4M-12857 Gavin Brown: Scotland’s Economy and Finances—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish G
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YesCarried

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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NoDefeated

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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NoDefeated

S4M-12776 Jackie Baillie: Supporting Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament rejects the UK Governmen
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YesCarried

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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 >>
Motion S4M-11915: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11913: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/12/2014 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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