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Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab) I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill at stage 3, and I congratulate Dennis Robertson on the progress that he has made so far. I know how much hard work goes into a member’s bill and I know how hard Mr Robertson must have worked, even with Governm...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Mark Griffin My understanding is that private operators would need to come to some sort of agreement with local authorities or the police to enforce the provisions in a private area and that the proposals apply only to public car parking spaces.

The bill is designed to strengthen some of the enforceme...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 August 2014 : Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Mark Griffin The debate has been relatively short, and that was certainly a short speech from Cameron Buchanan. Mine will not be quite so short.

The debate has been consensual, and there have been no amendments to consider at stage 3, which reflects the general support from witnesses and from the Loca...

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab) I have a number of questions about temporary accommodation. First, do you have any evidence of how local authorities’ use of temporary accommodation has changed since the abolition of priority need?



Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mark Griffin I have had issues locally with the quality of temporary accommodation, and I think that that is an excellent point. I have had other issues around costs. Temporary accommodation can sometimes put people who are not on any form of housing benefit into a worse position than they have been in.

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee 13 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mark Griffin I also agree with Jim Eadie. The Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill has taken steps that were welcomed by the petitioners. Perhaps we could write to the Scottish Government on the final point to ask whether it has any intention of instructing a public inquiry on blacklisting.



Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Mark Griffin (Central Scotland) (Lab)

5. To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to First ScotRail being fined more than £2 million since 2011 for running too few coaches in a practice known as “short-forming”. (S4F-02240)



Meeting of the Parliament 07 August 2014 : Thursday, August 07, 2014
Mark Griffin Does the First Minister agree that a publicly owned rail operator that put the interests of customers and services before profit would be best placed to address issues such as short-forming? Will he support the proposals that were originally outlined by Scottish Labour’s devolution commission, which...

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...
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-01777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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S4M-10777 Nicola Sturgeon: Welfare—That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of
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S4M-10769.1.1 Gavin Brown: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to amendment S4M-1
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S4M-10769.1 Iain Gray: Economic Opportunities of Independence—As an amendment to motion S4M-10769 in
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S4M-10769 John Swinney: Economic Opportunities of Independence—That the Parliament agrees that Scotl
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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 S4F-02240: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22092: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/07/2014 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 S4W-21794: 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 >>

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