Tom Arthur

Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire South


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As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Provisional Outturn 2021-22 23 Jun 2022

    I welcome the opportunity to update Parliament on the provisional outturn against the budget for the financial year 2021-22. The provisional outturn demonstrates once again that this Government has prudently and competently managed Scotland’s finances. This has been another exceptionally challenging year. The Scottish Government has had to respond quickly and decisively to significant...
  • Scottish Parliament: Provisional Outturn 2021-22 23 Jun 2022

    I trust that the member has received the provisional outturn briefing note for MSPs. I am sure that she will have familiarised herself with the annex to it, which details all our spending on Covid in the past financial year, including in business support. Over the pandemic, we spent £4.7 billion on business support. That is £500 million more than we received in consequentials from the UK...
  • Scottish Parliament: Provisional Outturn 2021-22 23 Jun 2022

    On Mr Johnson’s last question, in terms of our management, we have headroom of £50 million. However, he raises an important point, which is the fact that the reserve limits are now out of date. A key issue that will have to be addressed as part of the fiscal framework review is that they are not indexed and they do not increase with inflation or with Scotland’s budget. As regards the...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Renfrewshire South

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

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