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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

02 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit 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

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

22 December 2011 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Member

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute 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: 18 November 2021

Tenants (Private Sector)

6. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests, as an owner of a rented property in North Lanarkshire…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 16 November 2021

Valuation and Rating (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Order 2021 [Draft]

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "If the order were not to pass and coronavirus-related MCC appeals were to continue, what would be the implications for processing existing appeals and future appeals, and would that have an impact on preparation for the next valuation?"

Chamber meeting date: 4 November 2021

Social Security Benefits

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "The debate is welcome. It allows me to expand on the evidence that I gave this morning to the Social Justice and Social Security Committee on my proposed Scottish employment injuries advisory council bill…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 4 November 2021

Proposed Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council Bill

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Thank you for inviting me to attend the committee to talk through the statement of reasons that accompanies my draft proposal…

Chamber meeting date: 3 November 2021

Affordable Homes (Building Costs)

6. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests as the owner of a rental property in the North Lanarkshire Council area…

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02326

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.1

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02326.1

Action on Active Ventilation in Schools

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 65 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327.2

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02327

Protecting Patient Safety at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 29, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Result 64 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-04383

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the process for applying to the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund 2021, what provision was made to allow registered social landlords to consult their tenants about carrying out any work, and whether it will accept late applications in cases where the landlord chose to consult tenants and this delayed…

Answered by: Patrick Harvie on 29 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04600

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02085 by Maree Todd on 23 August 2021, whether women over 70 who have had breast cancer are entitled to self-refer into the breast screening programme in the absence of lumps, signs and symptoms of breast cancer."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04588

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the housebuilding and lending sectors about the Deposit Unlock mortgage scheme, and what comparable government support for home buyers will be available from April 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04599

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02085 by Maree Todd on 23 August 2021, how regularly women who have had breast cancer are screened following recovery, and how many women over 70 who have had breast cancer self-referred into the breast screening programme in each year since 2011."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04123

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it provides to public bodies regarding the use of court action in response to industrial and/or strike action."

Answered by: Richard Lochhead on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04525

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) additional funding and (b) non-financial support it is providing to local authorities to implement the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) (Modification and Revocation) (Coronavirus) Amendment Order 2021, in light of recent reports of some being unable to meet the terms of the order."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04527

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what review it has carried out of the (a) new and (b) existing actions in the Ending Homelessness Together updated plan that are (i) ranked red and (ii) planned for 2021-22."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04528

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what review it will conduct of the effectiveness of the measures in the Ending Homelessness Together updated plan."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04526

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the timeline is for the Ending Homelessness Together updated plan, and by what date all of the outcomes will be achieved."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04516

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 November 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it allocated in 2020-21 to the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) elements, (a) Area-based Schemes, (b) Loans and Cashback, (c) Warmer Homes Scotland and (d) Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Advice and Support."

Awaiting answer

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