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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

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

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission Scotland Bill Committee

Member

19 April 2017 - 10 May 2017

Edinburgh Bakers Widows Fund 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.

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 member of the Musicians Union.

I own a £1 share in Barrhead Housing Association.

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

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: 23 December 2020

Care Home Residents (Visits)

8. Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "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. (S5O-04888)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "I am grateful for the opportunity to speak to amendments 7, 22, 23 and 30 in the name of Angela Constance. I take the opportunity to congratulate her on her appointment to Government and to wish her the best in her new role…

Social Security Committee meeting date: 10 December 2020

Social Security Response to Covid-19 (Inquiry)

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "My question is about the end of the self-isolation support grant. Can you update the committee on the success rate of applications for the grant? I believe that the rate was about 23 per cent in October. How has the picture developed since then…

Chamber meeting date: 8 December 2020

Covid-19

Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP): "Although confirmation that Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire will move to level 3 on Friday is welcome, among my constituents there is an understandable desire that that should be a stepping stone to level 2 and not an indefinite holding position…

Chamber meeting date: 3 December 2020

Covid-19 (Vaccine Delivery)

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?"

Votes

How Tom Arthur has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tom Arthur has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

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.

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

Question ref. S5W-33578

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26 November 2020

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

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 30 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04807

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting social enterprises."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04794

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

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

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04686

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the New Zealand Government."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31994

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"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."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-30992

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its understanding of the communicability of COVID-19."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 30 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30723

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its approach is to monitoring and responding to future outbreaks of COVID-19."

Answered by: John Swinney on 15 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30498

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 July 2020

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-30137

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2020

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

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 22 June 2020

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