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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Mason

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Shettleston (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About John Mason

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @johnmasonmsp

Facebook: John's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Of
1335 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G31 4DN

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

John is a member of 13 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Transport

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

John does not have any party roles

Previous roles

John has had 20 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 16 November 2023

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 14 July 2023

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Member

23 May 2023 - 19 June 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Convener

17 June 2021 - 23 May 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

31 October 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 03 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 16 December 2014

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 25 October 2012

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

John'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 John Mason. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of Easterhouse Baptist Church.

I am a trustee of the Fare Share Trust.

I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John 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: 22 February 2024

Palestine and Israel

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I thank Ivan McKee for bringing the debate to the chamber. The situation that we see in Israel and Gaza is incredibly sad…

Chamber meeting date: 22 February 2024

Grangemouth Oil Refinery

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "The cabinet secretary seemed to indicate in her statement that there was quite a good working relationship with the UK Government. Can she assure us that that will continue, and can she give us any update in relation to it?"

Chamber meeting date: 20 February 2024

Social Security

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Will the member give way?"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 20 February 2024

Budget Scrutiny 2024-25

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "As we have already covered quite a bit of ground, I will try not to be too repetitive. Earlier, the convener raised the question of our relationship with the UK tax and national insurance system…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2024

Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "One of the concerns about minimum unit pricing was that it would just boost the profits of the supermarkets. Can the Deputy First Minister say anything about how that could be tackled, for example by a levy or a supplement on non-domestic rates?"

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions John Mason has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6O-03006

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a greater increase in the Scottish Child Payment or a Council Tax freeze will do more to help families in poverty."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02896

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the costs of the licensing schemes contained within the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill will be covered by the licence fees."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-22756

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it will publish its research, conducted by Rocket Science, into vigils and protests that take place outside of hospitals and clinics offering abortion services."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 21 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02784

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will consider having a third exhibition area, in light of there being considerable demand for such spaces."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02511

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide further information regarding the Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 September 2023

Question ref. S6O-02483

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 August 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the potential introduction of strict liability in Scottish football."

Taken in the Chamber on 7 September 2023

Question ref. S6W-19897

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 July 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the most recent known level of Income Tax paid at the UK median wage for all employees is in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with the level paid in the rest of the UK."

Answered by Shona Robison on 7 August 2023

Question ref. S6W-19898

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 July 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the most recent known level at which business rates begin to be paid for the rateable value of individual properties is in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with the level in (a) England and (b) Wales."

Answered by Shona Robison on 7 August 2023

Question ref. S6O-02403

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for the future of community link practitioners working with GP practices, in particular in more deprived areas."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 June 2023

Question ref. S6F-02252

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2023

"To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government plans to mark Clean Air Day."

Taken in the Chamber on 15 June 2023

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