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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Tom Arthur

Scottish National Party

MSP for Renfrewshire South (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Tom Arthur

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 0131 348 5863
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

49 High Street
Johnstone
PA5 8AJ

Phone: 01505 331990
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Tom is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Tom is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tom has 1 parliamentary and government role

Minister for Employment and Investment

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Tom does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Tom has had 16 previous roles

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

29 March 2023 - 08 May 2024

Minister for Community Wealth and Public Finance

Scottish Government

20 May 2021 - 29 March 2023

Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth

Scottish Government

06 September 2018 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

19 April 2018 - 25 February 2020

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

10 May 2017 - 13 December 2018

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

24 April 2018 - 28 June 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Scottish Government

01 September 2016 - 23 April 2018

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

16 November 2017 - 19 April 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

14 June 2017 - 14 December 2017

Writers to the Signet Dependants Annuity Fund Amendment Scotland Bill Committee

Member

10 May 2017 - 21 November 2017

Edinburgh Bakers Widows Fund Bill Committee

Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 November 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Member

19 April 2017 - 10 May 2017

Edinburgh Bakers Widows Fund Bill Committee

Member

19 April 2017 - 10 May 2017

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission Scotland Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 31 August 2016

Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Scottish Government

Register of interests

Tom'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 Tom Arthur 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: 22 May 2024

United Kingdom Economy

The Minister for Employment and Investment (Tom Arthur): "It is very welcome news that the United Kingdom has exited recession—a recession that Scotland avoided—but it is important to temper that with the recognition that the UK as a whole still faces significant challenges, with gross domestic product per person falling in the past year and borrowing ending the year higher than forecast by the Office for…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Retail Sales (Support)

The Minister for Employment and Investment (Tom Arthur): "Our retail strategy sets out how we will work with businesses and trade unions to deliver a strong and prosperous retail sector in line with the vision of the national strategy for economic transformation…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Manufacturing

The Minister for Employment and Investment (Tom Arthur): "Through our making Scotland’s future programme, we recognise how vital the manufacturing sector is to our economy. We promote that through investment that goes into supporting companies and the workforce…

Chamber meeting date: 22 May 2024

Manufacturing

The Minister for Employment and Investment (Tom Arthur): "Through our making Scotland’s future programme, we recognise how vital the manufacturing sector is to our economy. We promote that through investment that goes into supporting companies and the workforce…

Chamber meeting date: 16 May 2024

Renfrew Bridge

The Minister for Employment and Investment (Tom Arthur): "Our role in the project is as a funder through the Glasgow city region deal. We have committed £500 million to the deal, of which £39 million is going towards the new bridge that will connect Renfrew with Clydebank and Yoker…

Votes

How Tom Arthur has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tom Arthur has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 47 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Tom Arthur has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-00030

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what legislative consent memorandums it anticipates lodging in the Parliament in relation to the legislative programme of the UK Government announced in The Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021."

Answered by Graeme Dey on 14 May 2021

Question ref. S5O-05152

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting mental health services in the Renfrewshire South constituency."

Answered by Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35556

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the rateable value is at which businesses receive 100% small business bonus relief on non-domestic rates, and what information it has regarding how this compares with England and Wales."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35917

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how its refreshed national digital strategy will enable Scotland's people and economy to flourish in an increasingly digital world."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35822

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to publish details of its view regarding the UK Government’s activity in relation to devolution following Brexit."

Answered by Michael Russell on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35554

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding the amount paid in income tax paid by people earning the UK median wage in each of the last two years, and how this compares with the rest of the UK."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35555

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average household water bill is, and what information it has regarding how this compares with England and Wales."

Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 2 March 2021

Question ref. S5O-05057

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce health inequalities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05021

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting rail services in the Renfrewshire South constituency."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04888

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that care home residents who are unable to go outside can still meet friends and family."

Awaiting answer

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