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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 a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Member

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 September 2022

Gas Safety Week 2022

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests, which shows that I own a rental property in North Lanarkshire. I am grateful to Clare Adamson for bringing the debate to the chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Displaced People from Ukraine

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Is the minister able to say whether he is happy with the level of communication and co-ordination between national and local government…

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Public Sector Pay and Emergency Budget Review

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "It is local government that usually takes the hit when it comes to Government cuts. The country has seen the impact of £6 billion of cuts over the past decade. What will the impact of the review be on local councils and communities?"

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Programme for Government (Cost of Living)

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Chamber meeting date: 7 September 2022

Point of Order

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I apologise to you and to those in the chamber for not declaring at the start of my speech in the previous debate that I am the owner of rented 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-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-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

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-05235.3

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-05254.1

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

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-10637

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to ensure the delivery of the social homes it has committed to provide, including how it will overcome any challenges to doing so."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10762

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the third iteration of the High Rise Inventory (HRI) data set as discussed at the June 2022 meeting of Building and Fire Safety Working Group, whether officials have provided further advice to ministers and developed communications on the reasoning for the pause to the HRI; if so, whether ministers have…

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10634

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it still plans to deliver the first half of its affordable housing programme, including at least 38,500 homes for social rent, by 2026-27, as first outlined in Housing to 2040 and expanded in the Scottish Government and Scottish Green Shared Policy Programme."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10678

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government on 12 May 2022 on cladding remediation, what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding funding for the removal of combustible materials in Scotland, and on what dates any such discussions were held."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10843

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Management of Summary Cause Proceedings Housing Scotland Act 2001 guidance note, published on 1 July 2022, and what assessment it has made of any potential impact of the guidance note on (a) legislation and policy regarding evictions and (b) the rights of (i) tenants and (ii) landlords."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10733

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Home Owners' Support Fund Mortgage to Rent scheme, what the (a) total and (b) average purchase expenditure was, and how many purchases have been made under the scheme, in each year of operation."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10734

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Home Owners' Support Fund Mortgage to Shared Equity scheme, what the (a) total and (b) average equity stakes taken was, and how many stakes have been taken, in each year of operation."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10228

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions or consultation it had with the sheriffs principal regarding the Management of Summary Cause Proceedings Housing Scotland Act 2001 guidance note prior to its publication on 1 July 2022; whether the sheriffs principal have advised it of the business case for the changes; what assessment it has made of…

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10770

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what actions it has undertaken to overcome challenges such as workforce and material shortages and rising costs, to ensure that the social homes it has committed to provide are delivered."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10956

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10242 by Shona Robison on 7 September 2022, whether it will publish the (a) average apartment rental charges updated in line with CPI and (b) grant calculations shared with social landlords, for each year since 2017."

Awaiting answer

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