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Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
John Mason

Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

Does the cabinet secretary agree that if power is to be devolved it should not stop at Glasgow city chambers but should go down to communities?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
John Mason

Thank you, Presiding Officer. Does the member think that the retail sector might benefit from a holiday at this time of year, which could boost sales leading up to Christmas?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
John Mason

Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
John Mason

No. The member mentions other countries, but does he realise the connection with Jamaica, which also has a saltire in its flag? Scots were involved there and there are a huge number of Scottish names in Jamaica.



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

Will the member give way?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
John Mason

I thank the minister very much for that response. My understanding is that certain sectors in our economy are very dependent on folk from overseas, including those from European Union countries. Will he join me in deploring the anti-immigration hysteria that has been encouraged by some political parties?



Meeting of the Parliament 27 November 2014 : Thursday, November 27, 2014
3. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what the economic benefits of immigration from the European Union are to Scotland. (S4O-03753)



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

I wonder, then, whether the member will agree that control over the statutory minimum wage should be devolved.



Meeting of the Parliament 26 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 26, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

I accept the positive things that have been said about the living wage, but does the minister accept that it is always second best, because it is voluntary, and that it would be better if we had control of the statutory minimum wage?

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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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YesCarried

S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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NoDefeated

S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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YesCarried

S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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NoDefeated

S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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NoDefeated

S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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YesCarried

S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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NoDefeated

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Motion S4M-11723: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11679: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11652: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11399: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11364: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11325: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11271: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11256: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11051.1: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11106: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03753: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03695: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03652: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22768: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22753: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22752: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22751: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02319: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03571: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22584: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>