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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Tom Mason

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2017 - present day

About Tom Mason

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @TomMasonMSP

Facebook: Tom's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6981
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Phone: 01224 646888
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Tom is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Tom is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Chronic Pain

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Dyslexia

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Life Sciences

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tom does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tom does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Tom has had 5 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2018 - 25 February 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Financial Sustainability

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Tom'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 Tom Mason. The date of their initial statement was 27 June 2017.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a Councillor on Aberdeen City Council (of Ground Floor, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB) for the Midstocket / Rosemount ward. I work approximately 3 days per week and receive renumeration of between £16,001 and £17,500 per annum. From 1 February 2019, my salary is donated to Parkinson's UK and Sue Ryder, who receive 50% each. Until 21 June 2017, I was the Deputy Provost of Aberdeen City Council. [Amended interest 30 August 2017, Amended 26 March 2019]

I am a Senior Partner of the Beel Partnership (corporate and market advisers in the Aberdeen City local authority area). I work approximately 1 hour per week. I have received the following remuneration: £288.53 in 2014/15, £955.10 in 2015/16, £589.05 in 2016/17 and £1096.59 in 2017/18. [Amended interest 14 September 2017, Amended interest 26 March 2019]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a quarter share of a cottage in the Highland local authority area with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a trustee of CIM Charitable Trust (The Marketing Trust).

I am a board member of Accura Certification Board.

I am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing [Registered 30 August 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 30 August 2018]

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers [Registered 30 August 2017]

I am the treasurer of Aberdeen & Crathes Croquet Club.

I am a member of the Institute of Directors [Registered 30 August 2017]

I am the treasurer of Highlands and Moray Sailing Association.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Tom 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: 14 January 2021

Older People (Access to Essential Requirements)

1. Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to help older people to access essential requirements including food, medical attention and prescriptions, under the current Covid-19 restrictions. (S5O-04897)"

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

A77 (Upgrade) (PE1657)

Tom Mason: "I have nothing to add, other than to say that I support the general tone of the committee’s discussion."

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Mental Health Treatment (Consent) (PE1627)

Tom Mason: "I came late to the petition and I have been impressed with the information that has been drawn out and the gaps that have been identified and potentially filled…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Housing Legislation (Review) (PE1756)

Tom Mason: "I agree with Gail Ross that the bill closes some of the gaps. At this stage, we cannot do anything more, so we should close the petition. 10:30"

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Stocking of Salmon Rivers (Consultation) (PE1782)

Tom Mason: "As the petitioner requested, a full consultation has been taking place and will continue to take place. At this stage, I therefore see no further role for the committee, so I recommend that we close the petition."

Votes

How Tom Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tom 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 abstained

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 Tom 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-04897

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to help older people access essential requirements, including food, medical attention and prescriptions, under the current COVID-19 restrictions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04789

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on subject choice in the 2020-21 academic year."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04752

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what input the Scottish tourism sector has had into its decision-making on COVID-19 restrictions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-30967

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to introduce or endorse social distancing badges or lanyards similar to those developed in Wales to support people who are at higher risk from COVID-19 to indicate to others that they need to maintain physical distancing in public places."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30966

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to introducing social distancing badges or lanyards similar to those developed in Wales to support people who are at higher risk from COVID-19 to indicate to others that they need to maintain physical distancing in public places."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 13 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30868

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish updated guidance regarding the resumption of aerosol generating dental procedures for NHS patients."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 12 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30862

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of private patients being allowed to access the full range of dental treatments from 13 July 2020, for what reason only a limited number of NHS treatments were made available."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 12 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30657

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to additional support for the oil and gas sector, in light of low oil prices caused by the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 11 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30784

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates being able to relax the restrictions on attendances at weddings and wedding receptions."

Answered by: Ash Denham on 10 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30785

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to improve the waiting times specifically for new patients receiving a first appointment for chronic pain services, in light of the latest available figures reportedly indicating that the target waiting time is only being met 60.5% of the time."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 7 August 2020

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