Mark Griffin MSP

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Social Security Committee 09 May 2019 [Draft] : 09 May 2019


Mark Griffin

Has there been any regional variance in applications to best start? Have application levels been particularly high in any areas of the country or lower than expec...



Social Security Committee 09 May 2019 [Draft] : 09 May 2019


Mark Griffin

Why did 13 per cent of best start applications take longer than 21 days to process? Is that purely down to the volume? Do you expect that figure to come down in t...



Social Security Committee 09 May 2019 [Draft] : 09 May 2019


Mark Griffin

You touched on the high number of applications that came from non-Scottish postcodes. Essentially that is a compliment on how well-publicised the payment was, and...



Social Security Committee 09 May 2019 [Draft] : 09 May 2019


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

How is the experience of launching the carers allowance supplement and the best start grant informing your plans for other benefits?



Meeting of the Parliament 08 May 2019 [Draft] : 08 May 2019


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

The cabinet secretary knows that carers want restrictions on studying to be ended, support for caring for multiple people, and changes to the poverty-inducing ear...



Social Security Committee 02 May 2019 [Draft] : 02 May 2019


Mark Griffin

Different opinions have been expressed about where the default should lie. Citizens Advice Scotland said in evidence that there should be no default at all and that the claimant should be of...



Social Security Committee 02 May 2019 [Draft] : 02 May 2019


Mark Griffin

On the policy decision to make payment to the tenant the default, with an option to pay the landlord directly, a number of witnesses have told us that it would be beneficial for the system t...



Social Security Committee 02 May 2019 [Draft] : 02 May 2019


Mark Griffin

Witnesses have raised the concern that Scottish choices is available only from the second payment onwards, so I am glad that the Government is taking that on board.



Social Security Committee 02 May 2019 [Draft] : 02 May 2019


Mark Griffin

You spoke about the point in the process when people are offered the choice being important, and that is absolutely right. Last week, when we asked the DWP for a description of how a Scottis...



Social Security Committee 02 May 2019 [Draft] : 02 May 2019


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I want to go into a bit more detail on Scottish choices. Has there been any analysis of Scottish choices or is an audit planned? How many people have taken them up and how many people have c...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-17304.1: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Donald Cameron)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 82 Abstain: 0
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S5M-17304.2: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 14, Against: 97 Abstain: 0
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S5M-17304.3: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Mark Ruskell)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 20, Against: 35 Abstain: 56
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S5M-17304: Impact of Brexit on Scotland's Food and Drink (Fergus Ewing)
Meeting Date: 16/05/2019
Result - For: 76, Against: 29 Abstain: 6
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S5M-17281.4: Treatment Time Guarantee (Jeane Freeman)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 59 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-17281.1: Treatment Time Guarantee (Miles Briggs)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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S5M-17281.2: Treatment Time Guarantee (Monica Lennon)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 57 Abstain: 6
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S5M-17281: Treatment Time Guarantee (Alex Cole-Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 53, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-17280.2: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/05/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 52 Abstain: 0
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S5M-17265.2: Adopting the Place Principle (Alex Rowley)
Meeting Date: 14/05/2019
Result - For: 74, Against: 30 Abstain: 0
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Motion S5M-16593.3: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/03/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-16012: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/02/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15634: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/01/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15016.3: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/12/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-15009: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14621.2: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/11/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-14160.2: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/10/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-12124: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/05/2018 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08814: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/11/2017 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-08287: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-23273: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23270: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23241: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23240: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23235: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23233: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23204: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5O-03257: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 15/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23072: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/05/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-23073: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/05/2019 Show Full Question >>

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