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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

Committees

Cross-party groups

John is not a member of any 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 12 previous roles

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

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 19 May 2016.

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 trustee of the Fare Share Trust.

I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. [Amended interest 10 March 2017]

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: 24 March 2021

Greensill Capital UK (Administration)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "In his statement, the cabinet secretary mentioned the figures of £14 million and £32 million as being the guarantee that was approved in 2016, including by the finance committee, which I do not think I was on at the time…

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Churches (Support During Lockdown)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I thank Jeremy Balfour for bringing this subject to the chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Tenement Repair and Maintenance

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "As a nation, we face quite a challenge with repairs and maintenance of tenement property—I should say that I live in such a property. Will the “Housing to 2040” report move us forward in that regard?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Aggreko

5. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that Aggreko is to become another large-scale Scotland-based listed company that will lose its independence through a takeover. (S5O-05134)"

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Jobs Protection (Highlands and Islands)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "One means of protecting jobs, in the Highlands and Islands and elsewhere, has been the furlough scheme. As I understand it, those who began a job after October do not qualify for that scheme until May…

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 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. 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

Question ref. S5O-02915

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Interim Recommendations Report by the Working Group on Maintenance of Tenement Scheme Property."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 27 February 2019

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