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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

X (previously known as Twitter): @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

John is a member of 2 committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Member

Cross-party groups

John is a member of 14 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Credit Unions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Fair Trade

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Industrial Communities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Gypsy/Traveller Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Showmen's Guild

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Transport

Deputy Convener

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 20 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 16 November 2023

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 14 July 2023

COVID19 Recovery Committee

Member

23 May 2023 - 19 June 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Convener

17 June 2021 - 23 May 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

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

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.

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: 16 May 2024

Aggregates Tax and Devolved Taxes Administration (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I welcome the opportunity to take part in the debate…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 14 May 2024

Scotland’s Commissioner Landscape

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To start with, I will follow on from what Michael Marra asked you, Ms Haughey. You have said various things…

Social Justice and Social Security Committee meeting date: 9 May 2024

Pension Age Disability Payment

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "There has been some debate around this question. To what extent has the Scottish Government provided a reasonable justification for not introducing a mobility component…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 7 May 2024

Police (Ethics, Conduct and Scrutiny) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

John Mason: "On a more cheerful note, I agree with materiality, which I think is a good thing. I may be in a minority on the committee in that regard—I do not know about that…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 7 May 2024

Scotland’s Commissioner Landscape

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I know that we are not concentrating on one particular commissioner, but Adam Stachura has put his case for one. Older people are one of the most powerful political groups in the country…

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13196.2

Stand Up for Teaching

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Supported by: Roz McCall
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Result 29 for, 95 against, 0 abstained, 5 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13197

Scotland’s Housing Emergency

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 13, 2024

Supported by: Sarah Boyack, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Result 95 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 5 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13196.3

Stand Up for Teaching

Submitted by: Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Natalie Don
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Result 62 for, 62 against, 0 abstained, 5 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13196

Stand Up for Teaching

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, May 13, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Result 62 for, 61 against, 1 abstained, 5 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13197.3

Scotland’s Housing Emergency

Submitted by: Paul McLennan, East Lothian, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Result 69 for, 33 against, 22 abstained, 5 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions John Mason has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6T-01996

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is regarding any implications for community safety to the events that occurred in Trongate, Glasgow, following Celtic Football Club’s league title win."

Taken in the Chamber on 21 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03380

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its involvement in the proposals for Glasgow to potentially host the Commonwealth Games in 2026."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26215

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide an update on printer maintenance and any other maintenance issues within the MSP block."

Answered by Claire Baker (on behalf of the SPCB) on 15 April 2024

Question ref. S6O-03282

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport's recommendations for the future delivery of the regional bus network."

Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03185

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what cross-government action it is taking to improve island connectivity, in order to support measures to increase the population of Scotland's islands."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 March 2024

Question ref. S6O-03006

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a greater increase in the Scottish Child Payment or a Council Tax freeze will do more to help families in poverty."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02896

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the costs of the licensing schemes contained within the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill will be covered by the licence fees."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 December 2023

Question ref. S6W-22756

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it will publish its research, conducted by Rocket Science, into vigils and protests that take place outside of hospitals and clinics offering abortion services."

Answered by Jenni Minto on 21 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02784

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will consider having a third exhibition area, in light of there being considerable demand for such spaces."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

Question ref. S6O-02511

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 6 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide further information regarding the Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group."

Taken in the Chamber on 14 September 2023

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