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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.

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 11 January 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. I want to come back to the issue around local government staff pay and morale and councils’ ability to deliver services. The cabinet secretary has said that the local government core budget is being protected in cash terms…

Chamber meeting date: 21 December 2021

Rented Housing Sector

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

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 21 December 2021

Town and Country Planning (Short-term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 [Draft]

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I will continue that line of questioning from Miles Briggs. You said at the start of your opening statement that you wanted to give local authorities powers to address concerns…

Chamber meeting date: 16 December 2021

Retail Stores (New Year’s Day 2022)

6. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will require large retail stores to close on new year’s day 2022 so that retail workers can spend the day with their loved ones. (S6F-00579)"

Chamber meeting date: 14 December 2021

Covid-19

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "The duty to work from home is a recognition that workplaces are an increased transmission risk. It has been raised previously that many key workers cannot work from home…

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02761.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 34 for, 70 against, 19 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02761.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

Result 23 for, 100 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.3

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Craig Hoy, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 34 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.1

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Carol Mochan, South Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 55 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02747.2

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Result 54 for, 69 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

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-05703

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many buildings identified in the High Rise Inventory are classed as student accommodation."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05658

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when owners of homes with combustible cladding will have access to a compensation and remediation scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05659

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will write to the construction industry setting a deadline for agreement of a fully-funded plan of action for remediation of unsafe cladding on (a) high-rise and (b) 11 to 18 metre-high buildings."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05465

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the outcome of its consultation, Building standards (fire safety) – a consultation on external wall systems, will be published."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05464

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 5 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the (a) minutes of the third meeting of the Fire Safety Review Panel will be published and (b) Panel is expected to finalise its work."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-04869

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 6 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many local authorities have begun accepting applications to the Tenant Hardship Grant Fund, and when full statistical information on the applications submitted will be released."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04810

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) target and (b) actual average timescale has been for assessing applications for grant assistance to deliver affordable housing above Affordable Housing Investment Benchmark level, in each quarter since Q1 2016."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 17 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04811

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) FTE staff and (b) staffing hours have been assigned to assessing applications for grant assistance to deliver affordable housing above Affordable Housing Investment Benchmark level, in each quarter since Q1 2016."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 15 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04808

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 3 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) project and (b) housing unit applications have been (i) received and (ii) approved for grant assistance to deliver affordable housing above Affordable Housing Investment Benchmark level in each quarter since Q1 2016."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 15 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-05140

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether priority access to the open market shared equity scheme should be offered to households who receive the Scottish Child Payment."

Awaiting answer

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