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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 6 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 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 23 previous roles

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

25 May 2016 - 02 September 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

02 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Schools

Scottish Labour

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Workplace Issues

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 Children

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

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 Science

Scottish Labour

15 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

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

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 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.

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

Long Covid (Support)

7. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government’s new clinical guidelines and definition will support people with long Covid. (S5F-04692)"

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

Universal Credit £20 Increase

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome the debate that Keith Brown has brought to the chamber…

Social Security Committee meeting date: 10 December 2020

Social Security Response to Covid-19 (Inquiry)

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I want to better understand the eligibility for the £100 payment for those who are on free school meals…

Social Security Committee meeting date: 3 December 2020

Social Security Response to Covid-19 (Inquiry)

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I want to know how service delivery has changed for both your organisations as a result of the pandemic, given the loss of the ability to have face-to-face contact…

Chamber meeting date: 1 December 2020

Covid-19

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "An answer to a written question shows that NHS Lanarkshire received the lowest flu vaccine allocation, compared with its over 65s population, on the Scottish mainland. I have been inundated with complaints about appointments…

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin 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 abstained

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 for

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 against

Vote Passed

Motions

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.

Question ref. S5O-04956

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how its Fair Work agenda can help it to take a collaborative and partnership approach to working with workers and trade unions during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34507

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will give retail workers priority access to the COVID-19 vaccination programme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33927

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what weighting it plans to place on the requirement for potential contractors for the social security advocacy service to have experience of (a) directly delivering an advocacy service and (b) delivering an advocacy service in Scotland."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 7 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33929

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many advocacy providers have fulfilled requests to use, or referrals to, the interim social security advocacy service, and who these providers were."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33928

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have used the interim social security advocacy service, and how many requests to use, or referrals to, the service have been made."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-34061

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when each of the groups listed on the webpage, gov.scot/groups/, last met."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33964

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32952 by Jeane Freeman on 12 November 2020, whether it will request that Public Health Scotland publishes the occupation and sector data collected during interviews, broken down by Standard Industrial Classification."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33688

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government further to the answers to questions S5W-29524 and S5W-33108 by Jeane Freeman on 26 August and 20 November 2020 respectively, what further funding for hospices for loss of income during the subsequent financial quarters has been allocated, and when it will allocate the remaining funding."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33692

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government. further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 28 April 2020 (Official Report, c…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33108

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 9 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £19 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities allocated to hospices has been disbursed, broken down by the allocation to each hospice."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 20 November 2020

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