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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Mason

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Shettleston (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About John Mason

Contact details

Contact online

Website: john-mason.org

Twitter: @johnmasonmsp

Facebook: John's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Of
1335 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G31 4DN

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

John is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

John does not have any party roles

Previous roles

John has had 12 previous roles

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

31 October 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 03 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

14 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 16 December 2014

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 25 October 2012

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

John'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 John Mason. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. [Amended interest 10 March 2017]

I am a trustee of the Fare Share Trust.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John Mason 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: 21 January 2021

Place-based Economic Development Zones

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "The minister said that there are potential tax incentives—both reserved and devolved…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Reduction in Criminal Trials (Support for Victims)

5. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the decision by the Lord President to reduce the number of criminal trials, what further support it will provide to victims. (S5O-04941)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund

5. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what her response is to the announcement that the United Kingdom shared prosperity fund will be operated by the UK Government and not by the Scottish Government and the other devolved Administrations. (S5F-04747)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Health and Care Workforce

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I take the member’s point that we want staff to be vaccinated first, but she argues that they should get a second dose before older people; how does she handle the point that the older people are being pushed down the queue?"

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Does the minister accept that quite a number of faith communities support the measures? Although there is some opposition and everybody wants to be able to go to places of worship, many of us support the measures as necessary and temporary."

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions John Mason 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-04675

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill will give increased protection to people of any religion."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31993

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"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."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04637

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how COVID-19 has impacted on disabled people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04490

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of people having been discouraged from using public transport in recent months, how it plans to encourage the use of trains and buses once again."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04470

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to prevent the persecution of raptors."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04456

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the extent will be of the remit of the Advisory Board on Social Renewal."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-29604

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports from England that a woman took abortion pills at 28 weeks gestation, what assurances it can give that such practice is not possible in Scotland, as these pills can be posted out without a physical consultation with a medical professional."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 17 June 2020

Question ref. S5O-04431

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Black Lives Matter campaign, how dealing with racism and Scotland's links with slavery are taught in schools."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04405

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill could impact on sectarianism, in light of this not being specifically mentioned in it as a characteristic that might attract expressions of hatred."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04354

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to research by GambleAware, which suggests that 46% of people with a gambling problem are not accessing treatment and support."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 28 May 2020

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