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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 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

23 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

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 Workplace Issues

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 Sport

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

15 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

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

22 December 2011 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Member

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute 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.

Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan

Mark Griffin made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 20 August 2020

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "The Department for Work and Pensions sends data on exactly who qualifies for the Scottish child payment on a weekly basis. In the light of that, why can the payment not be made automatically and straight away?"

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Citizens Basic Income Pilots

Mark Griffin made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Social Security Committee - 20 August 2020

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "My questions are on the impact of a basic income on people living with a disability, so it is helpful to have some of the issues clarified…

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Care Promise

Mark Griffin made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 16 July 2020

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "In its programme for government last September, the Government committed to extend eligibility for free NHS dental care to care-experienced people and to ensure that those on a qualifying benefit are supported with discretionary housing arrangements from April. How many people have benefited so far? Is there an assessment of how many people will…

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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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Votes

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.

S5W-31896 - Unanswered

17 September 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government whether the Office of the Public Guardian will accept an Access to Funds procedure application for adults with incapacity who are unable to access a matured Child Trust Fund."

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S5W-31835 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government when the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Advisory Group last met, and whether the published minutes for the group are up to date."

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S5W-31860 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the UK Government consultation on changes to the Human Medicine Regulations to support the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, and whether it will publish any representation it has made to the Department of Health and Social Care on this matter."

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S5W-31834 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-28018 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 30 March 2020, when the consultation will begin."

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S5W-31019 - Answered

30 July 2020

Griffin, Mark: "To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, what financial support it is providing for wedding venues and wider wedding industry."

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