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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Michael Matheson

Scottish National Party

MSP for Falkirk West (Constituency) 2007 - present day

Former MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 1999 - 2007

About Michael Matheson

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 01324 629271
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

15A East Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 1YB

Phone: 01324 629271
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Michael is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Michael is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Michael has 1 parliamentary and government role

Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Michael does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Michael has had 16 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

23 December 2010 - 22 March 2011

Scotland Bill Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Health and Sport Committee

Member

11 February 2010 - 02 December 2010

End of Life Assistance Scotland Bill Committee

Member

03 March 2009 - 01 July 2010

European and External Relations Committee

Deputy Convener

26 February 2009 - 03 March 2009

European and External Relations Committee

Member

01 November 2006 - 02 April 2007

Justice 2 Committee

Member

01 March 2006 - 02 April 2007

Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 31 October 2006

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Member

30 September 2004 - 21 February 2006

Education Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2004 - 30 September 2004

Edinburgh Tram Line One Bill Committee

Member

03 September 2003 - 29 September 2004

Justice 2 Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 21 September 2004

Justice 1 Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Justice 1 Committee

Member

13 January 2000 - 07 January 2001

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Member

17 June 1999 - 13 January 2000

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Michael's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Michael Matheson has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Standing Charges (Highlands and Islands)

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "The increase in energy prices in recent months remains a huge worry for many consumers. That is especially true for those in the Highlands and Islands, where the additional costs of distributing energy are higher than in other parts of the country…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Aberdeen City Council (Net Zero Ambitions)

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "The Scottish Government continues to work closely with local authorities to tackle the global climate emergency, including through the Scottish Cities Alliance. We are supporting Aberdeen City Council in a number of ways…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2022

Decision Time

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to connect to the platform. I, too, would have voted yes."

Chamber meeting date: 27 September 2022

Scotland’s Climate Week 2022

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "Scotland’s climate week focuses on encouraging climate conversations in order to deepen understanding of the climate emergency and to encourage action across the nation…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2022

Energy Costs (United Kingdom Government)

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "My officials have discussed the proposed package of support with the UK Government…

Votes

How Michael Matheson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Matheson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Michael Matheson has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S3W-40156

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to introduce triage for human papilloma virus (HPV) into the cervical screening programme in order to reduce the number of women requiring repeat screening after detection of borderline abnormalities."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40155

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive when the sub-group of the Breast and Cervical Screening National Advisory Group will report its findings on the review of the integration of human papilloma virus (HPV) testing in the cervical screening programme and when the findings will be published."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40154

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive who the members are of the sub-group of the Breast and Cervical Screening National Advisory Group who will review the integration of human papilloma virus (HPV) testing in the cervical screening programme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40158

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what costs are associated with the cervical screening programme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40157

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what the (a) sensitivity and (b) specificity is of the cervical screening programme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 16 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40159

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what costs are associated with performing a colposcopy and how many were performed in the last year for which information is available."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 14 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40160

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what costs were associated with biopsy for and treatment of cervical cancer in the last year for which information is available."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 14 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-40152

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will announce additional support for people infected with hepatitis C or HIV through NHS treatment with blood or blood products."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 4 March 2011

Question ref. S3W-39739

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 February 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider changing the terms of reference of the Penrose inquiry investigating the circumstances in which patients were infected with hepatitis C or HIV following treatment, in light of evidence found by the inquiry."

Answered by: Nicola Sturgeon on 22 February 2011

Question ref. S3W-39064

Asked by: Matheson, Michael, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2011

"To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to overcome the delay in wind farm projects due to radar issues and when the matter will be resolved with aviation stakeholders"

Answered by: Jim Mather on 7 February 2011

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