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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 5 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 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

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

17 May 2018 - 25 February 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

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

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

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

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

I am a board member of Accura Certification Board.

I am the treasurer of Highlands and Moray Sailing Association.

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

I am the treasurer of Aberdeen & Crathes Croquet Club.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 30 August 2018]

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.

Schools (Subject Choice)

Tom Mason made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

5. Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on subject choice in the 2020-21 academic year. (S5O-04789)"

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Youth Football

Tom Mason made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 19 November 2020

Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con): "This petition comes to the Parliament for debate after a decade of consideration by the Public Petitions Committee over the past three sessions of Parliament, so I hope that, one way or another, we will be able to make progress…

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Covid-19 Restrictions (Tourism Sector Input)

Tom Mason made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 12 November 2020

8. Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what input the Scottish tourism sector has had into its decision making on Covid-19 restrictions. (S5O-04752)"

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Ship-to-ship Oil Transfers (PE1637)

Tom Mason made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Public Petitions Committee - 12 November 2020

Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con): "Is it not the case that, in England and Wales, if stakeholders are dissatisfied with a trust port’s response to a complaint, they can appeal to the Department for Transport to intervene…

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Primary Schools (Equal Teaching Hours) (PE1759)

Tom Mason made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Public Petitions Committee - 12 November 2020

Tom Mason: "I agree with what has been said. If a minimum number of hours—whether that is for content or for anything else—is determined, that becomes the maximum. That would be a mistake, so some flexibility in interpretation is necessary…

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Votes

How Tom Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tom Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Tom Mason in Parliament

Find out what motions Tom Mason has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-21235

RGU School of Art Students, Harmony Bury and Stuart Edwards

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21234

Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22203

DURFC’s One Million Reps for MNDA

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-19651

Aberdeen Granite Noir Crime Writing Festival

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5O-04789 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

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

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S5O-04752 - Unanswered

04 November 2020

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

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S5W-30967 - Answered

28 July 2020

Mason, Tom: "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."

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S5W-30966 - Answered

28 July 2020

Mason, Tom: "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."

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S5W-30862 - Answered

21 July 2020

Mason, Tom: "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."

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