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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Maurice Golden

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

Former MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - 2021

About Maurice Golden

Contact details

Contact online

X (previously known as Twitter): @mgoldenmsp

Facebook: Maurice's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Maurice is a member of 12 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Animal Welfare

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Creative Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Future of Football in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nature and Climate

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on the Scottish Games Ecosystem

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wellbeing Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Maurice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Maurice does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Maurice has had 24 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

23 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

27 April 2017 - 20 February 2020

parliamentary bureau

Member

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Low Carbon Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

14 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

29 September 2016 - 29 June 2017

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 27 April 2017

Deputy Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Maurice'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 Maurice Golden. The date of their initial statement was 13 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

On 22 June 2021 I attended the Scotland vs. Croatia football game, the ticket cost was £175 and hospitality was £50. On 5 February 2022 I attended the Scotland vs. England Rugby game, the ticket cost was £117 and hospitality was £60pp. On 24 February 2024 I attended the Scotland vs. England Rugby game and the cost of ticket and hospitality was £200. The cumulative value of these gifts is £602 and therefore over the threshold for registration in the gifts category. The costs were met by Heineken UK (a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded alcoholic drinks of 3-4 Broadway Park, South Gyle Broadway, Edinburgh, EH12 9JZ). [Registered 14 February 2022, Amended interest 1 March 2024]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

From 31 July to 5 August 2016 I was part of a fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank for Scottish Conservative MSPs. The costs of the visit amounted to £2,000 and were met by Conservative Friends of Israel (of CFI Ltd, PO Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB). I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test.

From 9 to 15 February 2018 I was part of a Tearfund humanitarian delegation travelling to Nepal to learn how projects in relation to child trafficking, earthquake relief and flood prevention are transforming lives. The costs of the visit amounted to £1,300 and were met by Tearfund Scotland (a Christian charity of 29 Canal St, Glasgow G4 0AD). I do not consider that this visit meets the prejudice test.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Maurice Golden 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: 26 June 2024

Climate Emergency

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I start by welcoming last week’s news that Scotland’s emissions are now more than 50 per cent below their 1990 level…

Chamber meeting date: 26 June 2024

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "In the previous debate, the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero and Energy, Màiri McAllan, referenced climate activists in Malawi and appeared to suggest that Scottish Conservatives had criticised them in some way…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 26 June 2024

Alcohol Consumption (Under-18s) (PE2092)

Maurice Golden: "I think that we have progressed the petition as far as possible. I recommend that we close the petition under rule 15…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 26 June 2024

Drug Testing Kits (PE1986)

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I suggest that we close the petition under rule 15…

Chamber meeting date: 25 June 2024

Linwood Industrial Estate Fire

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I, too, thank the fire service for its efforts. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Although the exact cause of the fire has yet to be established, we must recognise that waste facilities, especially battery recycling facilities, are at risk of incidents…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden 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 Maurice Golden has asked

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

Question ref. S6W-28672

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of any impact on small businesses of the introduction of restricted pavement parking."

Answer expected on 19 August 2024

Question ref. S6W-28276

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for funding of (a) under £5 million, (b) £5-25 million, (c) £25-50 million and (d) more than £50 million have been (i) received, (ii) declined and (iii) approved by the Scottish National Investment Bank in each year of its operation."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 18 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28275

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding the Scottish National Investment Bank has (a) received and (b) issued to applicants in each year of its operation."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 18 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28274

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what unspent funding the Scottish National Investment Bank currently has available to issue to applicants."

Answered by Kate Forbes on 18 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28468

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided to remove asbestos from public buildings in each of the last three years."

Answered by Paul McLennan on 11 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28234

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the outstanding medium-term Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 (CAFS2) recommendations that are not due to be completed until after 2024, as listed in the Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 - Towards a Better Place for Everyone: 2023/24 Progress Report, including for what reason they are…

Answered by Gillian Martin on 5 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28469

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the reported number of NHS buildings containing asbestos, and how many have had asbestos removed in each of the last three years, broken down by NHS board."

Answer expected on 31 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28467

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 July 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the reported number of school buildings containing asbestos, and how many have had asbestos removed in each of the last three years, broken down by local authority."

Answer expected on 31 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28416

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of food allergy training initiatives that it has funded for (a) nursery, (b) primary school and (c) secondary school staff in each of the past three years."

Answer expected on 26 July 2024

Question ref. S6W-28415

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of teaching staff at all levels with food allergy awareness training."

Answer expected on 26 July 2024

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