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Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

2. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recent reports of significant levels of disruption to residents in Dalmarnock because of the Commonwealth games. (S4O-03392)



Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Mason When a resident in Springfield Road leaves their house, they pass through a small garden and on to the pavement, and there is then an 8-foot fence immediately in front of them, which is not particularly attractive and will sit there for three months. The residents accept that there will be long-term...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP) I very much welcome the cabinet secretary’s announcement of £100 million for school infrastructure. That is incredibly encouraging, especially as schools in Glasgow and beyond have been in a poor state for some time. Can the cabinet secretary give us any idea of the timescale for that work?

Meeting of the Parliament 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP) Will the member give way?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP) In your paper, you refer to the fact that the OECD indicates that

“under UK pension provision the average person might receive 32.6 per cent of their final salary from the state once they retire”,

whereas in Austria the figure is 76.6 per cent. Is there a right answer? Is there...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Mason I presume that 32.6 per cent is okay for someone who is a millionaire—they will be able to live on that—but for someone who has been on the minimum wage, even 76.6 per cent would not be enough to live on. Am I right to say that the level would vary?



Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Mason That was the kind of area that I was interested in—what is wrong with the present system. If we stayed in the UK, we could try to make the UK system better, albeit that we do not have a huge amount of influence.

We have talked about how richer people seem to get quite a lot of benefits by...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Mason I presume that the other thing to accept is that not everybody will have a funded pension at some stage. At the moment, we have a mix—I think that you have argued that in other countries more of people’s pension provision is funded—but it seems that we will never get to the stage at which 100 per ce...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Mason You mentioned the admin costs of personal pensions. My father worked for one employer all his life, so I presume that the admin costs of his pension were fairly straightforward. However, a lot of us—me and people younger than me—have various pension pots around the place. Do admin costs tend to eat ...

Finance Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
John Mason Yes. I have three or four.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10652: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10622: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10617: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10599: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10500: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10222: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10175: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10117: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10061: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10019: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03392: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03339: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03325: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00701: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00691: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02076: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03183: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02048: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03096: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03055: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/03/2014 Show Full Question >>