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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

Mark is not a member of any 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: 24 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

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

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of interests, which shows that I am an owner of a rental property in North Lanarkshire…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of interests, which shows that I am an owner of a rental property…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests, and declare that I am an owner and landlord of a property in the North Lanarkshire Council area."

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Tackling Poverty and Building a Fairer Scotland

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests. It is not unreasonable to say that tackling poverty and striving to make Scotland fairer has always been a mission for the Parliament…

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-01571

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

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date the local democracy review will be concluded."

Answered by: John Swinney on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01572

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

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date phase 2 of the Democracy Matters - local governance review, will be completed."

Answered by: John Swinney on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01880

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) scope and (b) timeline is for the planned comprehensive audit of current housing and homelessness legislation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01301

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will continue to provide free COVID-19 lateral flow tests (a) until and (b) after 9 August 2021."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 26 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01493

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to include the number of children in homeless households across all of the data that is reported in the Homelessness in Scotland statistics series."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 26 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01299

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 8 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many mid-market rent properties it has subsidised that had a starting rent level exceeding the relevant Local Housing Allowance rate in each of the last five years, also broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) More Homes Division Area Office."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 26 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01494

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what criteria it uses to define housing as affordable in relation to household income."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 26 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01290

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 7 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable homes that are due for completion in 2021-22 are subject to (a) delays and (b) cost increases because of the shortages of materials and price increases that were recently reported by the Federation of Master Builders."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01637

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what proportion of homes have been delivered at or below the Affordable Housing Investment Benchmark in (i) total and (ii) each of the last five years, also broken down by (A) local authority and (B) registered social landlord."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01638

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-01292 by Shona Robison on 19 July 2021, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of (i) homes and (ii) projects seeking grant funding in excess of the relevant benchmark have been subject to a more detailed value-for-money assessment in (A) total and (B) each of the last five years,…

Awaiting answer

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