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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mark Griffin

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Mark Griffin

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6397
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mark has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Mark has had 12 previous roles

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

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

15 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

23 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

02 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2015 - 15 September 2015

Education and Culture Committee

Member

03 September 2013 - 02 September 2015

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

12 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

22 December 2011 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mark'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 Mark Griffin. The date of their initial statement was 18 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

I own a flat in North Lanarkshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. From 27 August 2016 I receive rental income of up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Mark Griffin 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 June 2022

Cost of Living Support

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "On the day on which inflation has broken a 40-year record, Labour members are using our debating time to call on the Scottish Government to unlock a further £10 million for local cost of living support for families on low incomes…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2022

Cost of Living Support

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "On the day on which inflation has broken a 40-year record, Labour members are using our debating time to call on the Scottish Government to unlock a further £10 million for local cost of living support for families on low incomes…

Chamber meeting date: 21 June 2022

Non-Domestic Rates (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Scottish Labour will support the bill at decision time, as we did at stages 1 and 2…

Chamber meeting date: 21 June 2022

Motor Neurone Disease (Housing Needs)

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in the debate on global MND awareness day. The work of MND Scotland in driving the issue of the availability of accessible housing up the agenda has been completely fantastic…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 21 June 2022

Accounts Commission Local Government and Financial Overview Reports

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I am sorry, convener, but I think that that is someone else’s section."

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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 Mark Griffin 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-10262

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last updated the HOSFGN/002: Property Thresholds Guidance for the Home Owners' Support Fund."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10240

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Home Owners’ Support Fund, what (a) written or electronic (i) promotional materials (ii) briefings and (iii) training and (b) promotional meetings it has provided or offered to (A) money advisers acting on behalf of applicants (B) social landlords who are part of the Mortgage to Rent scheme (C)…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10265

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09275 by Tom Arthur on 12 July 2022, how many homes are proposed to be built as part of each successful application, and, of those, how many homes will be (a) partly and (b) fully funded."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10239

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) budget and (b) expenditure of the Home Owners' Support Fund has been in each of the past six years, broken down by the (i) Mortgage to Rent and (ii) Mortgage to Shared Equity schemes, and whether any underspend (A) has been carried forward to 2022-23 and (B) can be carried forward to 2023-24."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10241

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many staff have been (a) trained and (b) allocated to deal with applications for the Home Owners' Support Fund, in each of the last six years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10238

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08749 by Shona Robison on 14 June 2022, and in light of the Bank of England increasing the base rate to 1…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10237

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08749 by Shona Robison on 14 June 2022, what modelling it is undertaking to establish (a) the likely number of future applications to the fund and (b) any risk of homelessness among mortgage payers, in light of the Bank of England increasing the base rate to 1.75% and reports…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10243

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) enquiries about and (b) applications for the Home Owners' Support Fund it has received in each of the last six years, broken down by the (i) Mortgage to Rent and (ii) Mortgage to Shared Equity schemes, and, of those applications that were received, how many were (A) successful and (B) ineligible."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10245

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Home Owners’ Support Fund, what the average processing time has been for (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applications in each of the last six years, and how many applications in each of the last six years took (i) less than one year (ii) one to two years (iii) two to three years and (iv) more…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10209

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09548 by Shona Robison on 19 July 2022, how much the administrators have been paid to date to administer the loan."

Awaiting answer

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