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Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab) I very much welcome the opportunity to speak in the debate on the subject of armed forces veterans and the vital support services and charities that operate in Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom. I would like to acknowledge, as the Government motion does, the debt of gratitude that Scotland ...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mark Griffin I would certainly be happy to come together with the minister to see whether we can add cross-party support for the extension of that scheme.

I know that the interviews for the new veterans commissioner were held recently and I hope that whoever is appointed will be able to build on the t...

Meeting of the Parliament 24 June 2014 : Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Mark Griffin I close the debate as I opened it, by stating our continued support for our armed forces personnel and veterans.

It is no surprise that there is such strong support in Scotland for our armed forces personnel and veterans. That came over loud and clear in the speeches that we heard from C...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab) In his response to the committee’s report on the third national planning framework, the Minister for Local Government and Planning said that the impacts of the digital Scotland superfast broadband programme will be most significant in rural areas, although some semi-rural and suburban areas will als...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Griffin You pointed out that, through commercial roll-out and the Government-assisted programme, Glasgow will have 97.9 per cent coverage. What will coverage be in other regions? Will any programmes other than community broadband Scotland help the last 2.1 per cent in Glasgow and other figures across Scotla...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Griffin Finally, in discussions that we have had with the Minister for Local Government and Planning, we have spoken about how broadband connectivity could be improved through the planning process, when new developments come on line. Has there been any assessment of the provision of broadband connectivity i...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Griffin I have a supplementary question to Adam Ingram’s question about the area surrounding the airport, and the enterprise zone. Is the cabinet secretary aware of work being carried out by Scottish Enterprise to encourage Scottish companies to relocate to Prestwick airport and the surrounding area? Is the...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Griffin It is important to support Prestwick and its viability into the future, but concern has been expressed in my region, where a company in Lanarkshire has been encouraged to relocate to Prestwick. There is a worry that the need to support Prestwick will have an impact on non-domestic rates for the loca...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Griffin Taxpayers seeing a return on the loan investment is predicated on the airport coming back into profitability. Our ability as parliamentarians to scrutinise whether the investment is wise is predicated on our understanding the work that Romain Py has done. Will even a redacted form of the report be p...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab) It certainly is, Presiding Officer.

As far as I understand, the First Minister has already committed to a feasibility study on extending the line in the future. Would that lead to the line being double tracked along its whole length? Would there be significant engineering works to add to ...
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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-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 >>
Motion S4M-05830: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 05/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22092: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21794: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21793: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21796: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-21795: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02170: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 09/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03229: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20276: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20275: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20273: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014 Show Full Question >>

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