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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Mark Griffin

Scottish Labour

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2011 - present day

About Mark Griffin

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6397
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Mark is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Carers

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Housing

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mark has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Labour

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Mark has had 12 previous roles

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

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

15 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Education and Culture Committee

Deputy Convener

23 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

02 September 2015 - 23 March 2016

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

08 January 2015 - 15 September 2015

Education and Culture Committee

Member

03 September 2013 - 02 September 2015

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

12 June 2013 - 21 January 2014

Burrell Collection Lending and Borrowing Scotland Bill Committee

Member

19 September 2012 - 03 September 2013

Education and Culture Committee

Substitute Member

22 December 2011 - 03 September 2013

Public Audit Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 21 December 2011

Local Government and Regeneration Committee

Member

Register of interests

Mark'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 Mark Griffin 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

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

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Generally, a stage 1 debate is about the principles of a bill…

Chamber meeting date: 26 January 2023

Landlords (Guidance on Damp Prevention)

2. Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests, which shows that I am an owner of a rental property, in North Lanarkshire…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Homelessness

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "For the purposes of this debate and the following debate, I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests, which shows that I am the owner of a private rented property in the North Lanarkshire Council area…

Chamber meeting date: 25 January 2023

Housing

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I welcome measures to modernise the compulsory purchase process…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 17 January 2023

Allotments

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Part 9 of the 2015 act placed new duties on local authorities. Will the minister set out what funding went alongside those new duties for councils to increase the provision of allotments and community growing spaces?"

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin 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 against

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 for

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-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 for

Vote Defeated

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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Mark Griffin has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-14594

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people, who had elective surgery in NHS Lanarkshire in 2022, were treated (a) by NHS Lanarkshire (b) by another health board and (c) in a private hospital, broken down by procedure."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14592

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people were awaiting elective surgery in NHS Lanarkshire in each month since May 2021, broken down by procedure."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14596

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the current average waiting time for elective surgery in NHS Lanarkshire is, broken down by procedure."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14595

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average cost of elective surgery procedures in NHS Lanarkshire was in 2022, broken down by procedure, and by whether patients were treated (a) by NHS Lanarkshire (b) by another health board and (c) in a private hospital."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14593

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people, who were awaiting elective surgery in NHS Lanarkshire, had their procedure cancelled in each month since May 2021, broken down by procedure."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14597

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 2 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have (a) left the waiting list for, (b) cancelled and (c) declined elective surgery in NHS Lanarkshire in each month since May 2021, broken down by procedure."

Answer expected on 2 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14063

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) annual and (b) average rate of landlord registration has been since 2010, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Shona Robison on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14045

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how (a) the Scottish Government and (b) local authorities monitor the number of landlords with buy-to-let mortgages in arrears, and what steps it (i) has taken and (ii) will take to prevent tenants being evicted due to lender repossession."

Answered by Shona Robison on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14570

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its area-based schemes and Warmer Homes Scotland schemes and their contractors have sufficient access to professionals who are trained in the PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 standards."

Answer expected on 28 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14571

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what business impact assessment it conducted when implementing the PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 standards."

Answer expected on 28 February 2023

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