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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Mason

Scottish National Party

MSP for Glasgow Shettleston (Constituency) 2011 - present day

About John Mason

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @johnmasonmsp

Facebook: John's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Of
1335 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G31 4DN

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

John does not have any party roles

Previous roles

John has had 16 previous roles

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

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

31 October 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 03 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

27 November 2014 - 16 December 2014

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

18 September 2012 - 25 October 2012

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 June 2011 - 01 May 2012

Scotland Bill Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Finance Committee

Member

Register of interests

John'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 John Mason. The date of their initial statement was 25 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

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

I am a member of Easterhouse Baptist Church.

I am a trustee of the Fare Share Trust.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John 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.

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Seed Potato Industry (Impact of Brexit)

3. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its latest assessment is of the impact of Brexit on the Scottish seed potato industry. (S6O-01302)"

Chamber meeting date: 29 June 2022

Scotland’s Companies

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I am very grateful to have the chance to hold a members’ business debate in my name today; it takes quite a lot of time to get people to agree with much that I say. The debate is on a subject that has concerned me for quite some time…

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Does the member accept that the Deputy First Minister made major concessions on the bill and that the Parliament now has much more of a veto than it had previously?"

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

John Mason: "I totally agree that 35 per cent is unreasonable. However, inflation is at 9 per cent or thereabouts; does the landlord not need to pay more for maintenance and such things?"

Chamber meeting date: 28 June 2022

Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Will the member take an intervention?"

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions John 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-29604

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports from England that a woman took abortion pills at 28 weeks gestation, what assurances it can give that such practice is not possible in Scotland, as these pills can be posted out without a physical consultation with a medical professional."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 17 June 2020

Question ref. S5O-04354

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to research by GambleAware, which suggests that 46% of people with a gambling problem are not accessing treatment and support."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 28 May 2020

Question ref. S5O-04230

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what requirements there are for people working in the Parliament to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme administered by Disclosure Scotland."

Answered by: Liam McArthur on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on 5 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-03288

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Alateen programmes being able to support teenage relatives and friends of people with alcohol problems, for what reason there is no such programme in Scotland."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 22 May 2019

Question ref. S5O-03118

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 March 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the introduction of a system of automatic voter registration."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 4 April 2019

Question ref. S5O-02915

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 February 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Interim Recommendations Report by the Working Group on Maintenance of Tenement Scheme Property."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 27 February 2019

Question ref. S5O-02767

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 January 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the decline in kestrel numbers in Scotland."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 16 January 2019

Question ref. S5O-02318

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 August 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with banks and the UK Government regarding branch closures."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 5 September 2018

Question ref. S5O-02086

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 May 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the next local government elections are still planned for May 2022."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 10 May 2018

Question ref. S5O-02006

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 April 2018

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to assisting fathers gain access to their children in situations where courts have granted access but mothers refuse to comply."

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing on 25 April 2018

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