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Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 27 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 27, 2015
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

Just for clarification, is it correct to say that the proposed increase of 1 per cent is the first increase in the maximum remuneration that may be paid to councillors since 2007—in other words, for eight years? That is not a misprint, is it?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 27 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 27, 2015
John Mason

That seems an incredibly small increase after a period of eight years, but I accept that that is not our decision.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 27 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 27, 2015
John Mason

I have a lot of sympathy with the idea that the affirmative procedure should be used, because I feel that the area with which such regulations would deal is such a sensitive one. It is an area that is of considerable interest to the public, and it is one in which there have been problems in the past. I presume that that is why the relevant provision is being brought in. Therefore, I lean towards the use of the affirmative procedure.



Finance Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

On that theme, are you also against the London weighting allowance?



Finance Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
John Mason

If you want a level playing field for the minimum wage, should we not have a level playing field for all wages?



Finance Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
John Mason

I am interested in the CBI’s comments on corporation tax in its written submission. On the one hand, you suggested that you like to have a level playing field and for things to be as simple as possible, but you also say:

the UK having the lowest headline Corporation Tax in the G20 ... has sent a positive message abroad that the UK is ‘open for business’.

A simple system would be one level of corporation tax for the whole of the EU, but you quite like it if one regime has a lower rate than another.



Finance Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
John Mason

I take the point that we are not concentrating on the EU, but I am interested in the logic. You put a lot of emphasis on being evidence based, but it seems to me that the evidence that suggested that it is simpler for a company to have one rate of corporation tax within the UK would also have suggested that it is easier to have it throughout the EU. Have you done research with your members on that?



Finance Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
John Mason

What do you do if one of your Scottish members says that it would like to be more competitive by having a lower rate of corporation tax? How does the CBI handle that?



Finance Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
John Mason

The submission is headed “CBI Scotland”. Is it just the view of the CBI in Scotland or is it the view of the CBI in the UK?



Finance Committee 21 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 21, 2015
John Mason

Are there any issues on which the CBI in Scotland and the CBI in the UK disagree?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-12160.2 Michael Matheson: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Kez
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YesCarried

S4M-12160.3 Margaret Mitchell: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Ke
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NoDefeated

S4M-12160 Kezia Dugdale: Women Offenders—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Scottish G
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YesCarried

S4M-12154.1 Lewis Macdonald: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Indivi
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NoDefeated

S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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NoDefeated

S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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YesCarried

S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.2 Alex Johnstone: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095.1 Willie Rennie: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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NoDefeated

S4M-12095 Alex Neil: Tackling Inequalities—That the Parliament agrees that a strong, sustainable eco
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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-12202: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12155: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12149: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12097: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12036: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-12020: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11971: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11953: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11899: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11876: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-23990: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23991: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23992: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00883: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03837: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23508: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-23495: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
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 >>