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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mark Griffin

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Mark Griffin

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6397
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Mark is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Mark is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew’s Day

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tackling Islamophobia

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mark does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Mark has had 22 previous roles

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

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Science

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Schools

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

15 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

02 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Labour

23 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Workplace Issues

Scottish Labour

08 January 2015 - 15 September 2015

Education and Culture Committee

Member

03 September 2013 - 02 September 2015

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

06 January 2015 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Gaelic Language

Scottish Labour

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

10 July 2013 - 16 December 2014

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

12 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

22 December 2011 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mark'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 Mark Griffin. The date of their initial statement was 24 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

I own a flat in North Lanarkshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. From 27 August 2016 I receive rental income of up to £5,000 per annum. [Amended interest 13 September 2016, Amended interest 15 March 2017]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mark Griffin 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.

Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Mark Griffin made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Like my colleagues on the committee, Labour will, of course, support the bill…

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Blended Learning (Families with More than One Child)

Mark Griffin made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

7. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how blended learning will take account of families with more than one child. (S5O-04434)"

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Social Security Programme

Mark Griffin made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Social Security Committee - 18 June 2020

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I want to ask about how the council tax reduction scheme interacts with universal credit, as opposed to the legacy benefits…

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National Health Service (Suspension of Non-emergency Services)

Mark Griffin made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 28 May 2020

4. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the long-term health impacts of suspending non-emergency NHS services and procedures because of the Covid-19 outbreak. (S5O-04351)"

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Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Mark Griffin made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Social Security Committee - 21 May 2020

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Do any other parts of the bill have the same level of urgency as the measures to ensure that the Scottish child payment comes in on time?"

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Written questions

Written questions Mark Griffin 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-29990 - Answered

16 June 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to ensure that all staff working for (a) Fair Start Scotland contractors and (b) Momentum Scotland who are selected for redundancy are redeployed to another provider under the TUPE regulations or directly redeployed to it."

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S5W-29988 - Answered

16 June 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure the continuity of the Fair Start Scotland service if Momentum Scotland was to cease trading."

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S5W-29989 - Answered

16 June 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government on what date it was advised by Momentum Scotland that the service was considering potential redundancies, and what action it has taken to prevent any job losses."

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S5W-30130 - Answered

19 June 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government how many Momentum Scotland staff are being consulted for redundancy in each Fair Start Scotland lot."

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S5W-30003 - Answered

17 June 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on introducing a catch-up pupil equity fund for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people after the COVID-19 pandemic."

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