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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

John is a member of 13 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 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 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 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

03 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

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: 2 February 2023

Commissions and Commissioners (Costs)

5. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether any increased number and cost of commissions and commissioners for which it is responsible will mean resources being diverted away from front-line services. (S6O-01864)"

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Budget (Scotland) (No 2) Bill: Stage 1

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Would the member accept that some of that has perhaps to do with a flawed fiscal framework?"

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2023

Business Motions

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Would the member like to tell the Parliament how much he thinks should be offered to the teachers? Is it 10 per cent, 15 per cent or more? Where should that money come from?"

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Levelling Up Fund (Allocations in Scotland)

4. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the second round of the United Kingdom Government’s levelling up fund allocations in Scotland. (S6F-01745)"

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Budget 2023-24 (Committees’ Pre-budget Scrutiny)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "I realise that Sue Webber is speaking for the committee. Is it the committee’s thinking that we should give a bit more to the colleges and a bit less to universities?"

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07710

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Ivan McKee, John Swinney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 90 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07735.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Murdo Fraser, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Roz McCall, Liz Smith, Sue Webber
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07734.1

Revision to Business Programme

Submitted by: Russell Findlay, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: Alexander Burnett, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Ross, Sue Webber, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

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. S6O-01864

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether any increased number and cost of commissions and commissioners for which it is responsible will mean resources being diverted away from frontline services."

Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

Question ref. S6F-01745

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 January 2023

"To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the second round of the UK Government's Levelling Up Fund allocations in Scotland."

Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

Question ref. S6O-01723

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the new North East Hub Health and Care Centre in Parkhead, Glasgow."

Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6O-01607

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether MSPs and their staff are putting their rubbish in the correct bins for recycling or otherwise."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01590

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Friends of the Earth Scotland report, Hydrogen’s Role in Scotland’s Climate Journey."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01567

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 9 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what role car clubs can play in reducing the number of private cars in Scotland's cities."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6O-01510

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 2 November 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on whether there are households that took on a pet during the COVID-19 pandemic and are now struggling to look after them, in light of the cost of living crisis."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2022

Question ref. S6O-01302

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its latest assessment is of the impact of Brexit on the Scottish seed potato industry."

Taken in the Chamber on 29 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01211

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a report by Step Change Debt Charity Scotland, which highlighted that clients' average arrears on essential bills had increased by £659 to £2,961."

Taken in the Chamber on 9 June 2022

Question ref. S6O-01118

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the impact of minimum unit pricing of alcohol."

Taken in the Chamber on 25 May 2022

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