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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 at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 01324 629271
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

15A East Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 1YB

Phone: 01324 629271
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

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 Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity

Scottish Government

Party Roles

Michael does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Michael has had 26 previous roles

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

18 May 2016 - 26 June 2018

Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

25 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Scottish Government

25 May 2011 - 25 November 2014

Minister for Public Health

Scottish Government

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 March 2006 - 02 April 2007

Glasgow Airport Rail Link Bill Committee

Member

01 November 2006 - 02 April 2007

Justice 2 Committee

Member

23 September 2004 - 31 October 2006

Enterprise and Culture Committee

Member

13 September 2004 - 11 September 2006

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish National Party

13 September 2004 - 11 September 2006

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish National Party

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

01 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish National Party

01 May 2003 - 13 September 2004

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

13 July 1999 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Justice

Scottish National Party

13 January 2000 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on Equal Opportunities

Scottish National Party

08 January 2001 - 31 March 2003

Justice 1 Committee

Member

09 October 2001 - 31 March 2003

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish National Party

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute 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

MSP's 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.

Here is the register for Michael Matheson. The date of their initial statement was 31 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

I held a schools Christmas card competition in 2017. Malcolm Allan Limited (a butcher, of 1 Central Blvd, Larbert, FK5 4RU) paid for the production of the cards at a cost of £405, with the invoice for payment being sent to them on 22 November 2017. [Registered 22 December 2017]

I held a schools Christmas card competition in 2018. Malcolm Allan Limited (a butcher, of 1 Central Blvd, Larbert, FK5 4RU) paid for the production of the cards at a cost of £415. [Registered 28 January 2019]

I held a schools Christmas card competition in 2017. Malcolm Allan Limited (a butcher, of 1 Central Blvd, Larbert, FK5 4RU) paid for the production of the cards at a cost of £405, with the invoice for payment being sent to them on 22 November 2017. [Registered 22 December 2017]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own, jointly with my wife, a house in the Highland Council local authority area, with a market value of between £150,001 and £200,000. On 2 October 2015, it was confirmed that the property generated an income of around £15,000 over the course of a year. However, it does not make a profit due to running costs, etc. Additionally, the rental business is run by my wife.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

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.

Coronavirus (Scotland’s Strategic Approach)

Michael Matheson made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "Will the member give way?"

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Union Connectivity Review

Michael Matheson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "Officials take part in general fortnightly meetings with their counterparts at the Department for Transport, at which DFT officials have provided high-level updates on their plans for the study. Transport infrastructure is a devolved matter…

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Edinburgh South Suburban Rail Line (Passenger Services)

Michael Matheson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "The reopening of the Edinburgh south suburban rail line for passengers is being considered as part of an option to expand Edinburgh’s mass transit network within the second strategic transport projects review…

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Transport Infrastructure (Review)

Michael Matheson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "Transport infrastructure is a devolved matter. Decisions on investments will be taken by the Scottish Government through the infrastructure investment plan and the second strategic transport projects review…

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South Edinburgh Metro and Light Rail Service

Michael Matheson made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

The Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (Michael Matheson): "The expansion of Edinburgh’s mass transit network is currently being considered as part of the on-going second strategic transport projects review, which is expected to conclude in Autumn 2021."

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Votes

How Michael Matheson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Michael Matheson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Michael Matheson in Parliament

Find out what motions Michael Matheson has submitted recently.

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.

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