Mark Griffin MSP

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Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Mark Griffin

We have heard that the system of payments from UC means that people are still in arrears from the previous system, so nothing has changed there. As an authority w...



Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Mark Griffin

I want to continue the line of questioning around rent arrears, particularly in Highland Council, because, as Gail Ward said, it has far longer experience of univ...



Social Security Committee 04 April 2019 [Draft] : 04 April 2019


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I agree with the steps that you have outlined, convener. I note from Inverclyde Council’s letter the clear difference between the council’s and the DWP’s legal positions. If Inverclyde Counc...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Mark Griffin

Thank you for that. Mr Gowans, we have heard anecdotal evidence on the variance in the generosity of local authorities throughout the country when it comes to DHP...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Mark Griffin

What is your experience of how the non-bedroom tax element of discretionary housing payments is operating? Is it supporting people whom you have come into contact...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Mark Griffin

It has been helpful to hear those comments. I will ask a question that I also put to the previous panel. Should work be undertaken on Scottish choices to ensure t...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Mark Griffin

At present, local authorities rely on guidance from the DWP in administering their DHP budgets. Under the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, the Scottish Govern...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Mark Griffin

Last week, we heard evidence from the City of Edinburgh Council that it will use discretionary housing payments to cover people who are affected by local housing allowance shortfalls or by t...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Mark Griffin

My second point may address the low uptake issue. Do witnesses feel that direct payments to landlords should be the default position, with tenants then having a c...



Social Security Committee 28 March 2019 [Draft] : 28 March 2019


Mark Griffin

We also heard last week about the issue of Scottish choices being available only from the second payment. Do all the witnesses agree that it would be beneficial f...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16554.4: Revoking Article 50 (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.1: Revoking Article 50 (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 1
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S5M-16554.3: Revoking Article 50 (Neil Findlay)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 33 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-16554: Revoking Article 50 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 1
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ForCarried
S5M-16555.1: Climate Emergency (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 90 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.4: Climate Emergency (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 58, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555.3: Climate Emergency (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 22, Against: 96 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16555: Climate Emergency (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 27/03/2019
Result - For: 6, Against: 111 Abstain: 0
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S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-16593.3: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16012: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15634: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15016.3: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15009: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14621.2: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14160.2: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12124: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08814: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08287: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-22637: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22614: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22613: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-22533: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22517: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22515: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22511: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/04/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22220: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22222: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Question >>

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