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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

X (previously known as 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, use:
PO Box 8526
Prestwick
KA9 9BA

Phone: 07554 546 938
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Carol is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Carol is a member of 14 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 Diabetes

Member

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 Heart and Circulatory Diseases

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 Poverty

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Space

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sport

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on WASPI

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 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Health

Scottish Labour

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Women’s Health

Scottish Labour

Previous roles

Carol has had 6 previous roles

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

19 January 2023 - 25 April 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Member

19 January 2023 - 25 April 2023

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Labour

31 May 2021 - 10 April 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Mental Wellbeing

Scottish Labour

17 June 2021 - 19 January 2023

Health Social Care and Sport Committee

Member

22 September 2021 - 19 January 2023

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 14 May 2024]

Until 11 December 2023 I owned 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. [Amended interest 15 December 2023, Ceased interest 15 December 2023]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 7 February 2024]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

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 Unite the Union.

I am a member of the Co-operative Party.

I chair the Communication Workers Union Parliamentary Group. [Registered 15 December 2023]

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: 27 June 2024

Action Mesothelioma Day 2024

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Marie McNair for securing this important debate again this year. On behalf of Scottish Labour, I welcome action mesothelioma day 2024, which we will mark next Friday. As we have heard, mesothelioma is a rare and hard-to-treat form of cancer…

Chamber meeting date: 27 June 2024

Rural and Island Digital Connectivity Challenges

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Beatrice Wishart for bringing this debate—the final one of the parliamentary year—to the chamber, and I am pleased to join her in making the case for all of our citizens to have access to good digital connectivity…

Chamber meeting date: 26 June 2024

Palestine

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "I thank Humza Yousaf for bringing this important debate to the chamber…

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee meeting date: 25 June 2024

Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "Good morning. Thank you for the introduction, which set out some of the things that we have heard in evidence on the approach and the differences in options that people have access to…

Chamber meeting date: 20 June 2024

Benefits Uptake

Carol Mochan (South Scotland) (Lab): "I begin by thanking Evelyn Tweed for raising this issue in the chamber…

Votes

How Carol Mochan has voted in Parliament

Find out how Carol Mochan has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13759.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13757

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 24, 2024

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13792

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 68 for, 0 against, 46 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13759.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 58 for, 59 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13759.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Supported by: Mark Ruskell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 8 for, 108 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Carol Mochan has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-28284

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the importance of measures that assist current rail travellers with the impact of the cost of living on households."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 16 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28285

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how the ScotRail peak fares removal pilot scheme is being evaluated to take account of variations on particular routes, and how that correlates with areas with greater numbers of lower income households."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 16 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28283

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to fill any staff vacancies associated with revenue protection in ScotRail."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 16 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28286

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what adjustment has been made to ScotRail's annual projections for travel to take account of the number of any (a) ticket examiner and (b) station booking office staff vacancies, and the impact of any such vacancies on ticket sales."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 16 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28403

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the provision of public funds to Port of Cairnryan since March 2022."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28405

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of seafarers being supplied by employment agencies based in Scotland to operate P&O Ferries' Cairnryan to Larne services."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28402

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the contracts of employment for Scotland-domiciled seafarers working on P&O Ferries services between Cairnryan and Larne, in light of the evidence given to the House of Commons Business and Trade Committee by the chief executive officer of P&O…

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28404

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the reported late filing of full accounts for 2022 by (a) P&O Ferries and (b) Port of Cairnryan."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28401

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of any payments that it has made to (a) P&O Ferries and (b) Port of Cairnryan from 17 March 2022 to date."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28406

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will discuss the effect of P&O Ferries' crewing policies on Scotland-domiciled seafarer employment with members of the Scottish Maritime Cluster."

Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

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