John Mason

Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Shettleston


Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    I note the point that Liz Smith makes. Does she accept that some businesses in the hospitality and retail sectors are doing very well, and that it is better to target any support at those that really need it—for example, those in the islands?
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) (No 3) Bill 27 Feb 2024

    I am grateful for the opportunity to speak, once again, about the budget. I speak in support of the Scottish budget for 2024-25. As others have said, it is a very tight settlement. Clearly, we cannot do all that we would want to do. Yes, we would like the Scottish child payment to be higher and we would like more money for affordable housing, transport, colleges and universities, councils,...
  • Scottish Parliament: Palestine and Israel 22 Feb 2024

    I thank Ivan McKee for bringing the debate to the chamber. The situation that we see in Israel and Gaza is incredibly sad. It is also very long running—it has certainly been running since well before 1948, when we could say the present problems started. Clearly, antisemitism is not the same as valid criticism of Israel, but neither are the two completely distinct and unconnected. Most of...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Shettleston

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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