Mark Griffin MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 September 2020 [Draft] : 24 September 2020


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I draw members’ attention to my declaration of interests. I am a member of USDAW and Unite.



Social Security Committee 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Mark Griffin

I will do. Initially, the Scottish Government set a target of 85 per cent uptake to meet its policy ambition of lifting 30,000 children out of poverty. I realise that that is somewhat out of...



Social Security Committee 17 September 2020 [Draft] : 17 September 2020


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I will carry on with the theme of take-up. Are the Government’s plans for communicating about the benefit and promoting take-up sufficient? Could the Government d...



Social Security Committee 20 August 2020 [Draft] : 20 August 2020


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

My questions are on the impact of a basic income on people living with a disability, so it is helpful to have some of the issues clarified. I, too, understood that a basic income would be a ...



Social Security Committee 20 August 2020 [Draft] : 20 August 2020


Mark Griffin

Briefly, do you think that the pilot—



Social Security Committee 20 August 2020 [Draft] : 20 August 2020


Mark Griffin

I have one other question in a different area. How would the economic impact of a basic income affect behavioural change and the ability of someone who received a minimum income standard to ...



Social Security Committee 20 August 2020 [Draft] : 20 August 2020


Mark Griffin

Is there a danger that a basic income would provide only the minimum income requirement of people without a disability, meaning that people living with a disabili...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 20 August 2020 : 20 August 2020


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

The Department for Work and Pensions sends data on exactly who qualifies for the Scottish child payment on a weekly basis. In the light of that, why can the payme...



Meeting of the Parliament (Virtual) 16 July 2020 [Draft] : 16 July 2020


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

In its programme for government last September, the Government committed to extend eligibility for free NHS dental care to care-experienced people and to ensure that those on a qualifying be...



Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 24 June 2020 : 24 June 2020


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Like my colleagues on the committee, Labour will, of course, support the bill. It is a short, technical bill that makes sensible adjustments to the framework of the 2018 act to enhance the s...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-22780.3: Prioritising Education Over Independence (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 65, Against: 55 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22780: Prioritising Education Over Independence (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 64, Against: 35 Abstain: 21
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AbstainCarried
S5M-22800: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 114, Against: 1 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22803: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 23/09/2020
Result - For: 108, Against: 6 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731.2: Employment Support (Maurice Golden)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 88 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22731: Employment Support (Jamie Hepburn)
Meeting Date: 17/09/2020
Result - For: 89, Against: 28 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.3: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.1: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Graham Simpson)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 86 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711.2: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Patrick Harvie)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 6, Against: 109 Abstain: 0
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S5M-22711: Sustainable Aviation Beyond COVID-19 (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 16/09/2020
Result - For: 54, Against: 61 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-22523: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/08/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-21959: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/06/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20103.1: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/12/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19921: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/11/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19577.2: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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 >>
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Question S5O-04633: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31916: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31896: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31860: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31835: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31834: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/09/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31338: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
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Question S5W-31298: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/08/2020 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-31212: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/08/2020 Show Full Question >>

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