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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: 28 September 2022

Covid-19 Recovery (Budget)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Is the reality not that the Deputy First Minister needs to tell Douglas Lumsden that we have a problem with pressure on the Covid recovery budget and all other budgets because we have a crazy UK Westminster Government that is cutting taxes, allowing the pound to collapse and pushing up energy import costs and everything else?"

Chamber meeting date: 27 September 2022

Scotland’s Population

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "A generous six minutes—thank you very much…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 27 September 2022

Public Finances 2023-24 (Impact of Cost of Living and Public Service Reform)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I will stick to the same theme. As David Lonsdale is sitting next to me, I want to ask the Scottish Retail Consortium how it—"

COVID-19 Recovery Committee meeting date: 22 September 2022

Pre-budget Scrutiny: Covid Recovery Strategy

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I will start with a question for the OECD representative, whom the convener questioned earlier…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 20 September 2022

Scottish Landfill Tax (Prescribed Landfill Site Activities) Amendment Order 2022 (SSI 2022/233)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "On the same point, I know that the DPLR Committee has not been happy in the past about the number of uses of the made affirmative procedure. I understand that there is an argument for that in this case…

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06063

Scotland’s Population – Meeting the Needs of our Communities, Economy and Public Services

Submitted by: Angus Robertson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Neil Gray, Jenni Minto, Evelyn Tweed
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Result 79 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06063.3

Scotland’s Population – Meeting the Needs of our Communities, Economy and Public Services

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Result 31 for, 77 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06063.2

Scotland’s Population – Meeting the Needs of our Communities, Economy and Public Services

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Rhoda Grant
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Result 41 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 21 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 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. S6O-00199

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the current basic annual salary of £18,604 for local councillors is fair when many are working full time in the role."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 23 September 2021

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-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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