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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Maureen Watt

Scottish National Party

MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2006 - 2011

About Maureen Watt

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @maureensnp

Facebook: Maureen's facebook

Committees

Cross-party groups

Maureen is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Maureen does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Maureen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Maureen has had 13 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 04 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

18 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Minister for Mental Health

Scottish Government

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Convener

03 April 2014 - 25 November 2014

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Conveners Group

Member

25 October 2012 - 15 May 2013

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

25 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Conveners Group

Member

25 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Convener

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

12 February 2009 - 25 February 2009

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

20 April 2006 - 02 April 2007

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

20 April 2006 - 02 April 2007

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Maureen'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 Maureen Watt. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 21 to 23 March 2007 I visited Barcelona to attend the Esquerra anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Esquerra (a political party which campaigns for the independence of Catalonia) paid for my flights (£127.48) and hotel accommodation (£172.77).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an honorary member of the British Veterinary Association, for which I receive no remuneration.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Maureen Watt 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: 24 March 2021

“Housing to 2040”

5. Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to take forward the recommendations by the tenement maintenance working group in its strategy, “Housing to 2040”. (S5O-05158)"

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps)

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "As we mark a year since the start of lockdown restrictions, it is impossible to ignore the toll on people’s mental health and the subsequent demand for mental health services…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Drug Deaths and Harms

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Thank you, Presiding Officer. When I put my name forward to speak in the debate, I did not think that this might be my last speech in the chamber…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Plant Health (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

Maureen Watt: "As a result of Brexit, the seed potato industry was thrown completely under the bus. I notice that potato tubers are mentioned on the list of plants and other things…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Transport (Update)

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. With regard to pop-up bus infrastructure, I hope that you will carry out a good review of how the money was spent throughout local authorities…

Votes

How Maureen Watt has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maureen Watt has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Maureen Watt 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. S5W-35714

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34114 by Michael Matheson on 17 December 2020, when it will publish the finalised Franchising Policy Statement."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34114

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the changes to Scotland's railway since the current franchising policy statement was published in 2012, what plans it has to review the policy."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 17 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33527

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure rail services for key workers in the current circumstances while demand is low and unlikely to increase in the immediate future."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 26 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33334

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on delivering the Programme for Government commitment to establish farmer-led groups to co-develop new ways of working that will help make farming and food production more sustainable."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32898

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Farmed Fish Heath Framework."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 30 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32365

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to further the interests of Scottish veterans in terms of making rail travel more affordable."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 8 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31489

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the discussions it is having to explore an extension to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in Aberdeen, in light of the city’s inability to take advantage of the scheme due to the recent lockdown restrictions."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 10 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-31395

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the outcome of the mid-point review of the Aberdeen City lockdown on 23 August 2020 has concluded."

Answered by: John Swinney on 24 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-31285

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the outcome of the most recent seven-day review of the Aberdeen City lockdown has concluded."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-31162

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the outcome of the seven-day review of the Aberdeen City lockdown has concluded."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 August 2020

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