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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 16 previous roles

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

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny 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

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: 8 February 2023

Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Investment)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "The minister mentioned the city deal. Can he say more about the city deal? Does it compensate for the levelling up money that we lost?"

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2023

A9 Dualling

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Inflation is clearly an issue in all this. The Finance and Public Administration Committee was told that the costs of some projects have gone up by 30 per cent, perhaps because of the war in Ukraine and Brexit…

Chamber meeting date: 8 February 2023

Social Care

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I take the member’s point, but does he accept that, in the coming year, actually very little money is being put into that, and that there is not enough money to increase pay substantially?"

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 7 February 2023

Budget Scrutiny 2023-24

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I do not want to go over too much old ground, although it is a temptation. Recently, the International Monetary Fund said that the UK economy, unlike that of most other competitors, will not grow this year…

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07812.2

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07812.3

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07813.1

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 21 for, 95 against, 4 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07813

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07812

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no 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-01864

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether any increased number and cost of commissions and commissioners for which it is responsible will mean resources being diverted away from frontline services."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6F-01745

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the second round of the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund allocations in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01723

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the new North East Hub Health and Care Centre in Parkhead, Glasgow."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01607

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether MSPs and their staff are putting their rubbish in the correct bins for recycling or otherwise."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01590

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Friends of the Earth Scotland report, Hydrogen’s Role in Scotland’s Climate Journey."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01567

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what role car clubs can play in reducing the number of private cars in Scotland's cities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01510

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on whether there are households that took on a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic and are now struggling to look after them, in light of the cost of living crisis."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01302

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its latest assessment is of the impact of Brexit on the Scottish seed potato industry."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01211

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a report by Step Change Debt Charity Scotland, which highlighted that clients' average arrears on essential bills had increased by £659 to £2,961."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01118

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the impact of minimum unit pricing of alcohol."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 May 2022

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