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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

Mark is a member of 2 committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

Cross-party groups

Mark is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Member

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 Deafness

Member

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

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew's Day

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Mark does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Mark has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Mark has had 30 previous roles

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

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Chair of the Scottish Parliamentary Labour Party

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Labour

01 March 2021 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Labour

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

25 May 2016 - 02 September 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Labour

28 June 2016 - 09 January 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Communities

Scottish Labour

25 May 2016 - 19 December 2017

Chief Whip

Scottish Labour

06 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Schools

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Science

Scottish Labour

24 August 2015 - 23 March 2016

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Workplace Issues

Scottish Labour

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

06 January 2015 - 24 August 2015

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Gaelic Language

Scottish Labour

03 September 2013 - 08 January 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

10 July 2013 - 16 December 2014

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Labour

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: 13 June 2024

Public Service Investment

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "At the outset, I apologise to the chamber for not being on the front bench and for participating remotely…

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 11 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. We have talked about the ONS data, but do you have any comments on the availability of data beyond that? Is there sufficient data out there to inform the policy decisions that we are making?"

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee meeting date: 4 June 2024

Housing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "Before I ask my question, I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of members’ interests, which shows that I was the owner of a private rented property in the North Lanarkshire Council area until July last year…

Chamber meeting date: 28 May 2024

Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "The amendments would introduce a range of exemptions…

Chamber meeting date: 28 May 2024

Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab): "I thank the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee; the minister and his bill team; the Parliament’s legislation team; and all the organisations that have given evidence to shape the bill that we have before us…

Votes

How Mark Griffin has voted in Parliament

Find out how Mark Griffin has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP not voted

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-27110

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications from (a) registered social landlords and (b) local authorities have been (i) received and (ii) approved for the National Acquisition Plan in total, also broken down by the types of purchase applied for, including (i) open market purchases with vacant possession, (ii) off-market purchases with…

Answered by Paul McLennan on 14 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27112

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of the original funding that was allocated to the National Acquisition Plan has been distributed to each successful application, and whether it will provide an update on how much each successful applicant has spent of its distributed funding to date."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 14 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27108

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government from which existing budget line the commitment to uplift the Affordable Housing Supply Programme by £80 million will be funded."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 14 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27113

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been (a) received and (b) approved for the National Acquisition Plan for properties that have been earmarked to be used for temporary accommodation."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 14 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27109

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the £80 million uplift in funding to help tackle homelessness, announced on 26 April 2024."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 14 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26978

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £60 million National Acquisition Programme funding had been spent by the end of the 2023-24 financial year, and how many social homes this funding delivered, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26600

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 March 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £97.4 million of cladding remediation funding it has spent to date."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 24 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26682

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can confirm whether (a) all combustible cladding and insulation is banned for use above 11m in height on the buildings captured under the Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 and (b) combustible plastic foam insulation and combustible cladding such as high-pressure laminates and metal composite…

Answered by Patrick Harvie on 24 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26685

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to any conversations that it has had with the wider sector, what its current understanding is of any risks associated with PAS 9980 as a methodology for fire risk appraisal of external wall and cladding construction in the context of the current ban on combustible façade materials in Scotland."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 23 April 2024

Question ref. S6W-26601

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 4 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government on what date it anticipates that the recommendations of the Single Building Assessment Task and Finish Group will be published."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 23 April 2024

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