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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

Committees

Mark is a member of 1 committee

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 4 party roles

Chair of the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Mark has had 14 previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

25 May 2016 - 02 September 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

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 24 May 2016.

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. [Amended interest 13 September 2016, Amended interest 15 March 2017]

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: 16 March 2021

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "We will be supporting all the amendments in this group. Amendment 40 in my name is sponsored by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and deafscotland, as well as Together…

Chamber meeting date: 3 March 2021

Scottish Child Payment

5. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government how many Scottish child payment claims it has received for individual children and households, and how many have now been accepted and paid. (S5O-05077)"

Social Security Committee meeting date: 18 February 2021

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. I welcome the Government’s decision to double the uprating rate for low-income assistance from the consumer prices index rate of 0.5 per cent to 1 per cent…

Chamber meeting date: 16 February 2021

Covid-19

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Ravenscraig sports centre has the capacity to vaccinate 2,000 people a day, but reports state that it is open only at weekends due to a lack of demand…

Chamber meeting date: 3 February 2021

Universal Support for Self-Isolation

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Notwithstanding the Government’s action to widen the entitlement criteria, which was announced yesterday, I welcome today’s debate and agree that the self-isolation support grants should be universal and barrier free…

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 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. S5W-35619

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35095 by Michael Matheson on 25 February 2021, how much has been (a) spent on each operator of last resort contingency plan for both franchises and (b) paid to (i) MacRoberts, (ii) Ove Arup and Partners Ltd and (iii) Bramble Hub."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35974

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of procurements for public contracts it has not considered (a) relevant and (b) proportionate to apply Fair Work First criteria."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36164

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have (a) membership of and (b) transitioned to the relaunched Scottish Business Pledge, broken down by (i) public and (ii) private sector status."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35978

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) score and (b) evaluation was of each the 72 Scottish Enterprise suppliers that were asked to demonstrate fair work practice in line with the Fair Work First criteria and were awarded regulated contracts worth a total of £23.8 million in 2019-20."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36163

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) (a) are still to complete their transition to the relaunched Scottish Business Pledge and (b) have indicated they will not be transitioning."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35971

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the practical application is of the Fair Work First criteria for grants, funding and contracts."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35972

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what monitoring it undertakes to determine the outcome of asking employers to adopt the Fair Work First criteria in relation to grants, funding and procurement."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35937

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government who sits on the Fair Work and Gender Ministerial Working Group; on what dates it has met, and whether it will publish the minutes of its meetings."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35963

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many employers have (a) registered for, (b) used and received feedback, advice and actions from, and (c) updated their progress in, the Fair Work Assessment Tool."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35964

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which public bodies have not yet adopted Fair Work agreements with the relevant trade unions."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

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