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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Carol Mochan

Scottish Labour

MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Carol Mochan

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @CMochan

Facebook: Carol's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6993
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

Currently working from home, please
PO Box 8526
Prestwick
KA9 9BA

Phone: 07554 546 938
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Carol is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cuba

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Epilepsy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Mental Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Women's Health

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Carol does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Carol has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Mental Wellbeing

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Women’s Health

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Carol does not have any previous roles

Previous roles in cross-party groups are not included in this list.

Register of interests

Carol's register of interests

MSPs must provide details of their financial interests in the Register of Interests. They make an initial statement on becoming or being returned as an MSP. This is then updated with any changes they provide.

Here is the register for Carol Mochan. The date of their initial statement was 30 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a house in East Ayrshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000 with gross rental income up to £5,000 per annum.

I own a house in Eat Ayrshire with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000 with gross rental income of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

I own a house in East Ayrshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000 with gross rental income up to £5,000 per annum.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a member of Unite the Union.

I am on a community enterprise group, Burnsland Enterprise Group CIC, which aims to support a community post office. My involvement is voluntary and I receive no payment.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Carol Mochan has said in Parliament

These are the official transcripts of what was said by this MSP in the chamber and at committee meetings. You'll find the topic discussed and how many times this MSP has contributed to the discussion.

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2022

Rural Economy (Population Decline)

6. Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support the rural economy in areas impacted by long-term population decline. (S6O-01417)"

Chamber meeting date: 4 October 2022

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "Before I make my contribution, I refer members to my entry in the register of interests. I am happy to have the opportunity to speak in the debate. This action is welcome, but it is long overdue…

Chamber meeting date: 4 October 2022

Challenge Poverty Week 2022

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Elena Whitham for bringing the debate to the chamber…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

National Health Service Waiting Times

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "As we can see from the contributions so far, the topic of the debate is very important to the public. It is at the forefront of the public’s concerns month after month, year after year…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 28 September 2022

Surgical Mesh and Fixation Devices (PE1865)

Carol Mochan: "I have read the evidence in detail because I have also been approached by constituents about the issue. For me, the key was the fact that the petitioners have said that mesh should be used only where it is essential. We should drill further into that…

Votes

How Carol Mochan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Carol Mochan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 92

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 28 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 83

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 21 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 81

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 48 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 80

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 50 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 18 Amendment 78

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Result 27 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Carol Mochan has submitted in Parliament

These are the questions that this MSP has asked the Scottish Government about its work. It also includes any answer to these questions.

Question ref. S6W-09954

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what investment it is making in public transport in (a) Patna and (b) other villages in Scotland to ensure that residents are able to travel to and from nearby towns and major cities at times convenient to them."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 22 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09952

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether spectating at sporting events can be an important and significant part of some people's lives, and what it is doing to ensure that public transport services work to ensure that such events can be enjoyed by all."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 22 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09953

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported concerns by football fans in south Scotland that current public transport services do not run frequently enough to attend an evening football match and return home afterwards."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 18 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10084

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to improve access to dentistry services in rural areas."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 16 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10083

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will invest more in NHS dentistry in rural areas in order to ensure that every family has access to affordable and accessible dentistry care."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 16 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10085

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of households in the (a) Borders, (b) Dumfries and Galloway, (c) East Lothian, (d) East Ayrshire, (e) South Ayrshire, (f) South Lanarkshire and (g) Midlothian Council area are not registered with a dentist."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 16 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09282

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what specific financial support is in place for teachers who are unable to find employment."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 1 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09538

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address the recruitment and retention challenges affecting Scotland’s social work profession identified in the report Setting the Bar for Social Work in Scotland, which have reportedly left the size of the workforce relatively unchanged in recent years."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09540

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-06942 by Clare Haughey on 14 March 2022, regarding the £25 million in funding made available over the last five years to support the training of social workers, whether it will provide a breakdown of how the funding has been spent, and how many more social workers have been…

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09539

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30 June 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve the recruitment and retention of business support staff across all social work team types, in light of the findings of the report Setting the Bar for Social Work in Scotland that there has been an average loss of 32.9% of staff in this role between 2019 and 2020."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 27 July 2022

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