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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

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5863
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

49 High Street
Johnstone
PA5 8AJ

Phone: 01505 331990
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Tom is a member of 11 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Basic Income

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Consumer Protection for Home Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dyslexia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Visual Impairment

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tom does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tom does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Tom has had 12 previous roles

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

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

parliamentaryLiaisonOfficerToTheCabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

Scottish Government

01 September 2016 - 23 April 2018

parliamentaryLiaisonOfficerToTheCabinet 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

parliamentaryLiaisonOfficerToTheCabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Scottish Government

Register of interests

Tom'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 Tom Arthur. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 12 August I attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo held at Edinburgh Castle as a guest of Poppyscotland (a charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland of New Haig House, Edinburgh EH7 4HQ). The value of the ticket plus hospitality amounted to £400. [Registered 11 September 2017]

Overseas visits

From 9 October to 13 October 2016 I was part of a cross party group delegation to Taiwan. The main purpose of this trip was to attend the National Day celebration, also to get to know Taiwan's political, economic, cultural, social developments, bilateral relations between Scotland and Taiwan, bilateral relations between Taiwan and China, and Taiwan's international participation. It was a comprehensive design aimed to let the MSPs know where Taiwan stands in East Asia and in the world, hoping that it could help to promote and strengthen the ties and exchanges between Scotland and Taiwan. During the trip we visited the capital city Taipei, in north Taiwan, as well as two other cities Taichung and Nantou, in central Taiwan. The cost of the trip was £6,000, which included round trip flights, meals, accommodation, transportation and tickets to cultural activities/ official visits. All costs were met by the Taiwanese Government via their Representative in Scotland. The trip was organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE. I can confirm I received gifts of under £250 which were a miniature sculpture and a bottle of Taiwanese whiskey. [Registered 08 November 2016]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I own a £1 share in Barrhead Housing Association.

I am a former freelance piano teacher.

I am a former director and shareholder at Velvet Music Ltd.

I am a member of the Musicians Union.

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.

Covid-19 (Vaccine Delivery)

Tom Arthur made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "Will the cabinet secretary outline how the vaccine delivery programme will ensure that those who live in more rural communities, such as Lochwinnoch in my Renfrewshire South constituency, will be able to receive the vaccine if they do not have access to a car or are unable or reluctant to use public transport?"

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Social Enterprises

Tom Arthur made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 02 December 2020

7. Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting social enterprises. (S5O-04807)"

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Covid-19

Tom Arthur made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 01 December 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "Tomorrow, a new testing centre for asymptomatic people will open in Johnstone town hall and—Inaudible. I live in Johnstone and I have no symptoms, so I will definitely go along to get tested…

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Carers (Support After Bereavement)

Tom Arthur made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 01 December 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "I thank Mark Griffin for securing this debate and commend him for his thoughtful and eloquent speech…

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Amateur Football (Covid-19 Restrictions)

Tom Arthur made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 26 November 2020

2. Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with amateur football organisations regarding the current Covid-19 restrictions. (S5O-04794)"

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Votes

How Tom Arthur has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tom Arthur has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Tom Arthur in Parliament

Find out what motions Tom Arthur has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23098

Student Carers Week

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22039

The Firs Care Home Charity Challenge

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21948

Renfrewshire South's Volunteers During Volunteers' Week 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-20758

Leo's Barber Shop in Barrhead

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22702

Active Communities Funding Award

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Tom Arthur 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.

S5W-33578 - Answered

26 November 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to help small businesses access digital technology."

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S5O-04807 - Unanswered

25 November 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting social enterprises."

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S5O-04794 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with amateur football organisations regarding the current COVID-19 restrictions."

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S5O-04686 - Unanswered

21 October 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the New Zealand Government."

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S5W-31994 - Answered

23 September 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish information on multi-year capital budgets, and provide further clarity on future levels of public sector investment."

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