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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

Website: john-mason.org

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 their Constituency

Glasgow Shettleston Constituency Of
1335 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G31 4DN

Phone: 0141 550 4327
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

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 12 previous roles

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

31 October 2019 - 03 December 2020

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland Amendment Bill Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 03 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 03 September 2019

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Deputy Convener

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

15 June 2011 - 23 March 2016

Finance Committee

Deputy Convener

25 October 2012 - 23 March 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

16 December 2014 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform 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 19 May 2016.

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 trustee of the Fare Share Trust.

I am a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. [Amended interest 10 March 2017]

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: 25 February 2021

Easing Covid-19 Restrictions

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "The Scottish Government’s cautious approach to Covid has been very successful, and I very much welcome it. If we continue to make good progress, as we have been doing, is it possible that restrictions could be eased more quickly?"

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Scottish Income Tax Rate Resolution 2021-22

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Will the member give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 1

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "Is Jackie Baillie arguing that a higher percentage should be given to mental health and that a lower percentage—therefore, a cut—should be given to other health services?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 February 2021

European Union Funding Streams (Replacement)

John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "It has been suggested that the Department for Work and Pensions will be involved in the distribution of some of the funds that will replace the EU structural funds. That seems a bit surprising, given its lack of expertise in that area…

Chamber meeting date: 18 February 2021

Trade Deals (Countries Linked to Genocide)

3. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what recent representations it has made to the United Kingdom Government regarding trade deals with countries linked to genocide. (S5O-05035)"

Votes

How John Mason has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Mason has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24224

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 31 against, 5 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24224.1

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 53 for, 62 against, 10 abstained, 4 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24224.2

Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 22 for, 60 against, 41 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24225

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 25, 2021

Result 88 for, 1 against, 35 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24206.3

Fair Funding for Local Government

Submitted by: Aileen Campbell, Clydesdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Supported by: Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Result 65 for, 51 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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. S5O-05080

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how its welfare policies have supported low-income families with children during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-05035

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent representations it has made to the UK Government regarding trade deals with countries linked to genocide."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34609

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a recent Savanta ComRes poll of people in Scotland, which suggested that 68% had concerns about at-home abortions and 86% had concerns around the relationship between these procedures and domestic abuse."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5O-04972

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on a recent University of Sheffield report, Interventions to reduce the public health burden of gambling-related harms, which recognises that gambling should be treated as a serious public health concern."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04941

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the decision by the Lord President to reduce the number of criminal trials, what further support it will provide to victims."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04675

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill will give increased protection to people of any religion."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31993

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to each ministerial portfolio to support the policy response to the COVID-19 emergency."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 24 September 2020

Question ref. S5O-04637

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how COVID-19 has impacted on disabled people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04490

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of people having been discouraged from using public transport in recent months, how it plans to encourage the use of trains and buses once again."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04470

Asked by: Mason, John, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 5 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to prevent the persecution of raptors."

Awaiting answer

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