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Meeting of the Parliament 18 January 2018 [Draft] : 18 January 2018


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

We support the launch of the draft strategy this week and we are pleased that Scotland has taken the lead in tackling loneliness...



Meeting of the Parliament 17 January 2018 [Draft] : 17 January 2018


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Will the member take an intervention?



Social Security Committee 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


Mark Griffin

Okay. I move to my last question. In previous years, eight local autho...



Social Security Committee 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


Mark Griffin

The family reunion crisis grant, which is supposed to come online towards the end of this year, is another new commitment. What additional demands is that expected to place on the fund? Is t...



Social Security Committee 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


Mark Griffin

Yes.



Social Security Committee 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


Mark Griffin

You mentioned a potential increase in demand on the fund because of the Government’s intervention on housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds. The new commitment to provide a family reunion cr...



Social Security Committee 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


Mark Griffin

In trying to predict the demand on that budget, was any attention paid in particular to demands on the welfare fund in those areas where universal credit has already been rolled out, in orde...



Social Security Committee 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Good morning, minister. I have a few questions on the Scottish welfare fund. First, I want to ask about the value of the fund. The Scottish Parliament information centre figures indicate tha...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


Mark Griffin

The minister has also agreed to place a duty to maximise incomes on the new social security agency and has said that she wants to place the emphasis on the devolved Scottish system. Surely, ...



Meeting of the Parliament 21 December 2017 [Draft] : 21 December 2017


6. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set targets for income maximisation and help reduce the overall amount of benefits that go unclaimed. (S5O-01609)

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-09927.1: Building a Connected Scotland: Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness Together (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 18/01/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 76 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.1: Protecting Public Services (Derek Mackay)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 61, Against: 62 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.4: Protecting Public Services (Murdo Fraser)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 29, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.3: Protecting Public Services (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09888.2: Protecting Public Services (Willie Rennie)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 27, Against: 61 Abstain: 35
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ForDefeated
S5M-09888: Protecting Public Services (James Kelly)
Meeting Date: 17/01/2018
Result - For: 67, Against: 56 Abstain: 0
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S5M-09887.3: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 80, Against: 0 Abstain: 30
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-09887.1: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 80, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-09887.2: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 79, Against: 31 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-09887: Scotland's International Policy Framework and Priorities for 2018 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 16/01/2018
Result - For: 79, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S5M-08814: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08287: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08237: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-07511: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/09/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04688: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/03/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-04278: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/02/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02948.1: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/12/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-02651.3: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/11/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00550: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-00374.3: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-13812: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13766: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13765: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13768: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13767: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-13762: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-13749: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/01/2018 Show Full Question >>

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