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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Tom Mason

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2017 - present day

About Tom Mason

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @TomMasonMSP

Facebook: Tom's facebook

Committees

Tom is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Tom is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Tom does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Tom does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Tom has had 5 previous roles

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

17 May 2018 - 25 February 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Financial Sustainability

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Tom'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 Tom Mason. The date of their initial statement was 27 June 2017.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a Councillor on Aberdeen City Council (of Ground Floor, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB) for the Midstocket / Rosemount ward. I work approximately 3 days per week and receive renumeration of between £16,001 and £17,500 per annum. From 1 February 2019, my salary is donated to Parkinson's UK and Sue Ryder, who receive 50% each. Until 21 June 2017, I was the Deputy Provost of Aberdeen City Council. [Amended interest 30 August 2017, Amended 26 March 2019]

I am a Senior Partner of the Beel Partnership (corporate and market advisers in the Aberdeen City local authority area). I work approximately 1 hour per week. I have received the following remuneration: £288.53 in 2014/15, £955.10 in 2015/16, £589.05 in 2016/17 and £1096.59 in 2017/18. [Amended interest 14 September 2017, Amended interest 26 March 2019]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a quarter share of a cottage in the Highland local authority area with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers [Registered 30 August 2017]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 30 August 2018]

I am the treasurer of Highlands and Moray Sailing Association.

I am a member of the Institute of Directors [Registered 30 August 2017]

I am a trustee of CIM Charitable Trust (The Marketing Trust).

I am the treasurer of Aberdeen & Crathes Croquet Club.

I am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing [Registered 30 August 2017]

I am a board member of Accura Certification Board.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Tom Mason 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.

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal (PE1651)

Tom Mason: "It is a difficult one, but on balance I go with your thoughts, convener. We have achieved quite a bit with the petition. A consultation is going on and the petitioners can participate in it…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Island Lifeline Ferry Ports (Parking Charges) (PE1722)

Tom Mason: "We have got more information on the situation. It seems that we have taken the petition as far as we can. There will be an island communities impact assessment on any further parking charges if they are to be reconsidered…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices (PE1517)

Tom Mason (North East Scotland) (Con): "I agree with pretty much everything that has been said. These ladies have been let down for so long, and it is so important that we maintain the momentum to ensure that they get the satisfaction that they need after such a long time…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

A77 (Upgrade) (PE1657)

Tom Mason: "I agree with Finlay Carson and other members. We are short of the information that we asked for and we should not close the petitions until we get that information…

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 March 2021

Care Homes (Designated Visitors) (PE1841)

Tom Mason: "On balance, I think that we will have to close the petition…

Votes

How Tom Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how Tom Mason 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 voted for

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 Tom Mason 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-36001

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of people in the NHS Grampian area who were referred for cancer treatment in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2021 received this within the 62-day target."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36000

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided for research on (a) strokes, (b) heart disease, (c) cancer, (d) hearing loss and (e) sight loss in each year since 2016."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36004

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how much compensation ScotRail awarded to passengers and (b) how much estimated unclaimed compensation there was in each four-week period in (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36002

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of children in the NHS Grampian area who were referred for mental health treatment in 2020 received this within the 18-week target."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36005

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average annual local authority (a) block grant and (b) total funding is, broken down by per head of population, and how this compares with how much each local authority receives."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36006

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many unfilled teaching posts there are in (a) Aberdeen, (b) Aberdeenshire, (c) Angus and (d) Dundee, and what action it is taking to reduce the number of these posts."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36003

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of pupils meet the national satisfactory standards in (a) reading, (b) writing, (c) listening and talking and (d) numeracy, also broken down by the percentage in the (i) Aberdeen City. (ii) Aberdeenshire…

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-30967

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to introduce or endorse social distancing badges or lanyards similar to those developed in Wales to support people who are at higher risk from COVID-19 to indicate to others that they need to maintain physical distancing in public places."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 26 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30966

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to introducing social distancing badges or lanyards similar to those developed in Wales to support people who are at higher risk from COVID-19 to indicate to others that they need to maintain physical distancing in public places."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 13 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30868

Asked by: Mason, Tom, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish updated guidance regarding the resumption of aerosol generating dental procedures for NHS patients."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 12 August 2020

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