Mark Griffin MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Mark Griffin

I totally agree. The contribution that the arts make was clear in my field of study at university—engineering—from the creative skills in design and invention tha...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Mark Griffin

That difference in child poverty levels impacts on the educational attainment of young people and can prevent them from breaking out of the vicious cycle of poverty. As a result, the measure...



Meeting of the Parliament 26 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Addressing the attainment gap in our schools is one of our top priorities, and we welcome the Scottish Government’s recently announced plans to tackle it—after ei...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Addressing the attainment gap in our society is our top priority, because breaking down the barriers that are faced by those in the poorest communities is not jus...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Mark Griffin

I take Mark McDonald’s point on the wider issues about poverty, but does he not agree that by focusing resources on education we will start to break people out of...



Meeting of the Parliament 20 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

Will the member take an intervention?



Education and Culture Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Mark Griffin

This question is for Mr Watt in particular. Given the answers that we have had, why is it appropriate for teachers of a spoken language to have a higher in Englis...



Education and Culture Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

With regard to pupils who use British Sign Language as their only language, are we setting those pupils up to fail by saying that it is acceptable that they can b...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

I welcome the opportunity to speak in this debate on Scottish apprenticeship week. The commission on developing Scotland’s young workforce rightly highlighted the...



Meeting of the Parliament 13 May 2015 : Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Mark Griffin

Is the cabinet secretary aware of the concerns in the teaching profession over Education Scotland’s withdrawal of the national contract to supply the glow materia...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-13246.2 Iain Gray: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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S4M-13246.1 Liz Smith: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in the
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NoDefeated

S4M-13246.3 Liam McArthur: Equity and Excellence in Education—As an amendment to motion S4M-13246 in
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S4M-13246 Angela Constance: Equity and Excellence in Education—That the Parliament agrees that there
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AbstainCarried

S4M-13203.3 Angela Constance: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—As an amendment to motion S4M-13203 i
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NoCarried

S4M-13203 Jackie Baillie: The Future of Scotland’s Economy—That the Parliament agrees that reducing
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NoCarried

4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 i
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S4M-13112.2 Mary Scanlon: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—As an amendment to motion S4M-13112 in the na
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S4M-13007 Christina McKelvie on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: 2nd Report,
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S4M-13023.1 Siobhan McMahon: Scotland’s Future Employability Services—As an amendment to motion S4M-
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Not VotedCarried

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Motion S4M-13046: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/04/2015 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10185.2: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09447.2: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08563: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08437: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08270.1: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06836: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06588: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06373: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05941: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 13/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-04398: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04392: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04318: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 01/05/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04212: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24977: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24863: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-24864: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 12/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-04137: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/03/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03984: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02558: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 26/01/2015 Show Full Question >>

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