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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

Mark is not a member of any 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

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Substitute Member

02 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Substitute Member

15 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Convener

23 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Substitute Member

08 January 2015 - 15 September 2015

Member

03 September 2013 - 02 September 2015

Substitute Member

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Member

12 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Member

22 December 2011 - 03 September 2013

Member

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

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: 7 October 2021

Heat in Buildings Strategy

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests as the owner of a rental property in North Lanarkshire. I thank the minister for early sight of his statement and for providing a copy of the strategy earlier today…

Chamber meeting date: 7 October 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "As one of the co-conveners of the cross-party group on carers and a former member of the Social Security Committee, I am grateful to speak in this debate, because carers deserve this additional payment…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 5 October 2021

“Code of Conduct for Councillors”

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "My question is about category 5, which covers houses, land and buildings, in section 4, which is called “Registration of Interests”…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2021

Local Authority Services (Major Events)

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Council workers have been heroic over the pandemic, and they will be again during the large events that Jamie Greene mentioned…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 28 September 2021

Subordinate Legislation (Electoral Boundaries)

Mark Griffin: "The Deputy First Minister’s previous answer has led to my question, which is about what will happen next. He has set out this morning, and previously in writing, the Government’s obligation to lay the regulations…

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 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-03968

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

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many home purchases it has supported and (b) what total value of funding it has provided as part of the (i) Open Market Shared Equity, (ii) New Supply Shared Equity, (iii) Help to Buy and (iv) First Home Fund programme in each financial year since the programme's inception, also broken down by Scottish…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03521

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it distributed through the Housing Infrastructure Fund in each year from 2016-17 to 2020-21, also broken down by grant or loan funding type."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 22 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03828

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has stopped routinely collecting statistical information on notifications of repossession and eviction action under section 11 of the Homelessness etc…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03697

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable housing supply programme approvals that had an estimated completion date at tender stage now have a revised completion date in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03698

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable housing supply programme approvals that were agreed (a) before and (b) on or since 1 April 2020 have (i) not started, (ii) started and (iii) been completed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03712

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to raising the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS) price cap for householders, and what the outcome was of any such consideration."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03713

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government on which dates since 2015 the maximum level of funding that can be used to invest in owners’ homes for the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS) was increased, and by how much."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03714

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities it has been contacted by to discuss raising the maximum level of funding that can be used to invest in owners’ homes for the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Scheme (HEEPS: ABS), and what the outcome was of any such discussions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03711

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the (a) number of units to which the rent applied and (b) average forecast yield above the benchmark for each registered social landlord that has applied to raise rents by over (i) 5% and (ii) 10% in each of the last five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03699

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable housing supply programme approvals in each year since 2016-17 were given an estimated completion date at tender stage."

Awaiting answer

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