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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: 26 January 2023

Strategic Transport Projects Review 2

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "I am very pleased to provide an update on the second strategic transport projects review. The final report was published on 8 December last year, and it marked the culmination of more than three years of work by Transport Scotland and its consultants…

Chamber meeting date: 24 January 2023

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "Presiding Officer, for the purposes of rule 9…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Fuel Poverty (North Ayrshire)

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "We are tackling fuel poverty throughout Scotland, with £119 million allocated this year to provide heat energy efficiency and fuel-poverty measures to fuel-poor households…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

A9 Dualling

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "The design work for that challenging section of the A9 is continuing, following a community co-creative process…

Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee meeting date: 17 January 2023

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

The Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport (Michael Matheson): "Thank you, convener. I apologise for being delayed in arriving for the committee’s session…

Votes

How Michael Matheson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Matheson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Michael Matheson has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

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-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-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-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-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-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-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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