Mark Griffin MSP

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Social Security Committee 21 March 2019 [Draft] : 21 March 2019


Mark Griffin

I thought that it was important to get that in the Official Report



Social Security Committee 21 March 2019 [Draft] : 21 March 2019


Mark Griffin

I understand the Government’s reasoning for not seeking to lodge a legislative consent motion. This is probably for a broader debate elsewhere, but are there any ...



Social Security Committee 21 March 2019 [Draft] : 21 March 2019


Mark Griffin

That approach certainly seems to be more generous than what happens in my region. Do you know how other councils are operating discretionary housing payments?

Social Security Committee 21 March 2019 [Draft] : 21 March 2019


Mark Griffin

You mentioned a year-long award. Does the same apply to those whose rent is above the local housing allowance? The experience in my region is that people are offe...



Social Security Committee 21 March 2019 [Draft] : 21 March 2019


Mark Griffin

We have already heard about how Edinburgh operates discretionary housing payments in respect of tenants who are affected by the benefit cap. Further to the conven...



Social Security Committee 21 March 2019 [Draft] : 21 March 2019


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I will come back to the subject of choice. At the moment, payments are, by default, made to the tenant, who has the choice to switch to direct payments. Could the...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Mark Griffin

Labour called for the RPI to be used, to shift away from George Osborne’s decision to use the consumer prices index, and to support carers with an extra £33 next ...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 March 2019 [Draft] : 13 March 2019


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Two weeks ago, I called on the Scottish Government to use the retail prices index to uprate carers allowance and supplement, in order to help unpaid carers. I did so because Parliament still...



Social Security Committee 07 March 2019 [Draft] : 07 March 2019


Mark Griffin

I think that we should write, raising those issues. A lot of the issues that we have heard in evidence really concern me, including those around potential sanctio...



Social Security Committee 07 March 2019 [Draft] : 07 March 2019


Mark Griffin

That would be helpful. My other area of questioning was about whether you or sister organisations at a UK level have considered legal challenges to the policy. A ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-16445.1: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Edward Mountain)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 27, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-16445.3: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Claudia Beamish)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16445.2: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Andy Wightman)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 83 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-16445: Land Reform in Scotland, Delivering for Now and the Future (Roseanna Cunningham)
Meeting Date: 21/03/2019
Result - For: 83, Against: 32 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16407.4: Student Support (Richard Lochhead)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 0 Abstain: 29
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ForCarried
S5M-16407.1: Student Support (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 29, Against: 94 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-16407: Student Support (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 94, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-16408.3: Free Bus Travel for Under-25s (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 20/03/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 29 Abstain: 29
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AgainstCarried
SP Bill 35: Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 2) - Amendment 9
Meeting Date: 19/03/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 0 Abstain: 26
Not VotedCarried
S5M-16394: Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill (Ash Denham)
Meeting Date: 19/03/2019
Result - For: 112, Against: 0 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried

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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 >>
Motion S5M-08237: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/10/2017 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-22342: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22309: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22307: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22308: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22306: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22304: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22305: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22300: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22299: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/03/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-22242: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2019 Show Full Question >>

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