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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 12 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 St Andrew’s Day

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

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

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 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.

I own a £1 share in Barrhead Housing Association.

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.

Brexit

Tom Arthur made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 19 June 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "My understanding is that implementation of international obligations that relate to the Fisheries Bill, which is going through the House of Commons at the moment, would be within the competence of the Scottish Parliament…

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Social Security Programme

Tom Arthur made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Social Security Committee - 18 June 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "I have a very brief supplementary question. We are all coming to terms with the fact that there was a pre-Covid world and there will be a post-Covid world…

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Covid-19 Fiscal Implications

Tom Arthur made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 16 June 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "I want to pick up on Michelle Ballantyne’s remarks. To be honest, she made a point that will resonate with many of our constituents. People are genuinely anxious. They are worried…

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Public Finances and Fiscal Framework (Impact of Covid-19) and Summer Budget Revision

Tom Arthur made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 12 June 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "Can you unpack a bit more what types of flexibility you would like to see added to the fiscal framework? You have spoken about the ability to transfer capital to resource and borrowing over a longer period…

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Economic Recovery

Tom Arthur made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 02 June 2020

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "Thank you, Presiding Officer, and welcome back. I think that we have all been struck by how quickly the public health crisis has morphed into an economic crisis…

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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-30137 - Answered

22 June 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government when the report of the independent Advisory Group on Economic Recovery will be published."

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S5W-29361 - Answered

26 May 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to each ministerial portfolio to support the policy response to the COVID-19 emergency."

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S5W-28670 - Answered

23 April 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government what costs were incurred by it as a result of the UK Government’s unlawful attempt to prorogue the UK Parliament in 2019."

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S5O-04260 - Unanswered

04 March 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle adverse childhood experiences in the Renfrewshire South constituency."

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S5O-04201 - Unanswered

26 February 2020

Arthur, Tom: "To ask the Scottish Government how it tackles poverty in the Renfrewshire South constituency."

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