John Mason MSP

Welcome to John Mason MSP's biography pages

Parliamentary Activities

Search for other Speeches made by John Mason

Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
4. John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health issues. (S4F-02319)



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
John Mason

I came across a considerable reaction from a minority of the community in my constituency when it was proposed to open a care home for people with mental health issues, which showed that stigma was still alive. Will the First Minister commit his Government to making mental health and education about it a priority area until we overcome stigma?



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

Some 16 and 17-year-olds were a bit doubtful about whether they knew enough to vote, but those same people have come to me since the referendum and said, “Yeah, we got it right.” Has the member found that, too?



Meeting of the Parliament 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

I think that it is exciting that we now have tax as part of the budget for the first time since 1706.

Can the cabinet secretary confirm that the progressive approach that he has taken today with land and buildings transaction tax will be a benchmark for future taxation policy when we get more substantial tax powers in this Parliament?



Finance Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (SNP)

He will use it in his speech.



Finance Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
John Mason

He asked it quickly.



Finance Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
John Mason

Like Gavin Brown, I quite like tables and figures. I started with table 1 on page 7. The proposals that jumped out at me were the ones that relate to taxes on which the position of Scotland is quite different. That was my starting point. If Scotland is in a different position on those taxes, are they not the obvious ones to let us have control over? The first one is North Sea revenue. That would be an easy one to give us control over—we could be given control over 50 per cent or 75 per cent of that. Is volatility the main argument against that?



Finance Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
John Mason

During the referendum, the UK side tended to argue that oil revenues would not be very good in the future, and our side tended to argue that they would be. If the UK Government let us have the North Sea revenues, that would give us a chance to test that. We could see what we could do with them.



Finance Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
John Mason

I presume that we could do it by taking borrowing powers or we could build in the assumption that, for the first few years, we would save and build up a fund that would cover us in the future.



Finance Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
John Mason

It would have to be a bargaining point.

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
>> Show more
YesCarried

S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
>> Show more
YesCarried

Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
>> Show more
NoDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by John Mason
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
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 >>
Motion S4M-11104: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 06/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10974: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10963: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10894: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10878: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10874: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Search for other Questions asked by John Mason
EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Question S4W-22768: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/10/2014 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 S4W-22753: 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-22585: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22584: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22587: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22586: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Question >>