Siobhan McMahon MSP

Welcome to Siobhan McMahon MSP's biography pages

Parliamentary Activities

Search for other Speeches lodged by Siobhan McMahon

Equal Opportunities Committee 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Siobhan McMahon (Central Scotland) (Lab) I am an MSP for Central Scotland.



Equal Opportunities Committee 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Siobhan McMahon I have a question that follows on from the issue that Christian Allard raised. We asked people back to the committee to share their experiences as a follow-up to our report. The report referred to the community care grant. The grant has changed and the DWP’s social fund has become the Scottish welfa...

Equal Opportunities Committee 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Siobhan McMahon Claudia Macdonald has spoken about the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, and the issue is covered in her paper. Others have commented on the legislation, too. From next April, changes will come into effect relating to what happens with young people in residential, foster or kinship care...

Equal Opportunities Committee 14 August 2014 : Thursday, August 14, 2014
Siobhan McMahon That was a comprehensive answer.

To go back to a point that the convener made, one issue is how we get the message to young people. Charlene McKellar explained that, if somebody does not know where to turn, they cannot get the information. What can the committee do about that? You are wo...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Siobhan McMahon (Central Scotland) (Lab) I have spoken in nearly all the welfare debates that the Parliament has held since my election in 2011. The subject is very close to my heart and I am extremely passionate about it, but it is far from easy. We will all have a different idea of what the welfare state’s purpose should be, which will b...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Siobhan McMahon Finally, the general election next year will mark 70 years since Clement Attlee, the founder of the welfare state, became Prime Minister. I wanted to end with a poem that Attlee wrote, which struck a chord with me when thinking about today’s debate.



Meeting of the Parliament 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Siobhan McMahon It goes:

“In Limehouse, in Limehouse, by night as well as day,

I hear the feet of children who go to work or play,

Of children born of sorrow,

The workers of tomorrow

How shall they work tomorrow

Who get no bread today?”

16...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Siobhan McMahon (Central Scotland) (Lab) I am pleased to take part in this debate celebrating Scotland’s relationship with Malawi, and I welcome the funding announcement that the minister has made this afternoon. As he knows, however, I have had reservations about the allocation of previous moneys by the Scottish Government, and I know tha...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Siobhan McMahon (Central Scotland) (Lab) As convener of the City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill Committee, I am pleased to open this final stage debate.

I thank all who have assisted the committee in its scrutiny of the bill, including the objectors to the bill and the promoter of the bill. The contributions from b...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Siobhan McMahon I am sorry; I do not have time to take interventions.

The committee had before it 59 objections to the bill. Consideration of those objections was not an easy task. We considered a diverse range of subject matters during the course of this phase: the promoter’s pre-introduction consultati...
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
>> Show more
YesDefeated

S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
>> Show more
YesDefeated

S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
>> Show more
YesDefeated

S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
>> Show more
NoCarried

S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
>> Show more
YesDefeated

S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
>> Show more
NoDefeated

S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
>> Show more
NoDefeated

S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
>> Show more
NoCarried

S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
>> Show more
YesDefeated

S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Siobhan McMahon
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-10647: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10641: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10464: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10379: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, On Behalf of City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill Committee, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10313: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10296: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10002: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10001: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09981: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09412: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by Siobhan McMahon
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S4W-22443: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22444: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22314: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22224: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21919: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21725: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03390: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21648: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21650: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21649: Siobhan McMahon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2014 Show Full Question >>

Further information

Email our Public Information Service for more information.