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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 their Constituency

Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Of
1335 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G31 4DN

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

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 16 previous roles

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

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute 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

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

31 October 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 03 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

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 member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

I am a trustee of the Fare Share Trust.

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: 15 September 2021

Not Proven Verdict (Removal)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Can the cabinet secretary assure us that, should we move towards a two-verdict system, we will consider the option of verdicts of proven and not proven, and nothing else?"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 14 September 2021

Pre-budget Scrutiny 2022-23: Public Finances and the Impact of Covid-19

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I am interested in paragraph 22 of the COSLA-CIPFA paper, which says that the Scottish child payment “is an example of an intervention that addresses a symptom of poverty but not the cause…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Does the member accept that we are looking at this in principle today, that the detail has still to be worked out and that we have a COVID-19 Recovery Committee that will look at the detail?"

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 9 September 2021

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 16) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/290)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "The convener’s line of questioning has got me thinking a bit. We have talked about people from here going overseas, but what about people who are coming here for the 26th United Nations climate change conference of the parties, or COP26…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Covid-19

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I am very grateful to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for correcting my online vaccination record. Can the First Minister say anything about how many people have their details wrongly recorded? What can people do about that…

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions John 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. S6W-02102

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with ScotRail regarding the public release of the recent internal report that is reportedly recommending service cuts, ticket office closures and a reduction in the workforce."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 6 September 2021

Question ref. S5W-34609

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent Savanta ComRes poll of people in Scotland, which suggested that 68% had concerns about at-home abortions and 86% had concerns around the relationship between these procedures and domestic abuse."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-31993

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to each ministerial portfolio to support the policy response to the COVID-19 emergency."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-29604

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports from England that a woman took abortion pills at 28 weeks gestation, what assurances it can give that such practice is not possible in Scotland, as these pills can be posted out without a physical consultation with a medical professional."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 17 June 2020

Question ref. S5O-04354

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to research by GambleAware, which suggests that 46% of people with a gambling problem are not accessing treatment and support."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 28 May 2020

Question ref. S5O-04230

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what requirements there are for people working in the Parliament to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme administered by Disclosure Scotland."

Answered by: Liam McArthur on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on 5 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-03288

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Alateen programmes being able to support teenage relatives and friends of people with alcohol problems, for what reason there is no such programme in Scotland."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 22 May 2019

Question ref. S5O-03118

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 March 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the introduction of a system of automatic voter registration."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 4 April 2019

Question ref. S5W-21657

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ensure that developers prioritise full fibre broadband rollout and promote consumer choice by consulting more than one broadband provider, and whether such changes could be built into the Planning (Scotland) Bill by way of secondary legislation or guidance for local authorities."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 5 March 2019

Question ref. S5W-21656

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 February 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to including provisions in the Planning (Scotland) Bill to ensure that new (a) housing developments are built with future-proofed broadband connections, and (b) home buyers have a choice in broadband networks when moving into a new housing development."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 5 March 2019

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