Skip to main content

Language: English / Gàidhlig

Loading…

Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

Image description

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

Twitter: @mgoldenmsp

Facebook: Maurice's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6148
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

Phone: 0131 348 6148
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

Maurice is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

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 10 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

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

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

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

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

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.

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.

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: 23 September 2021

Decarbonising Scotland’s Transport

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "The upcoming rapid expansion of electric vehicles, although welcome, has the potential to increase levels of non-exhaust emissions, owing to the increased vehicle weight exacerbating tyre and brake wear…

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2021

Circular Economy

7. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will support Scotland’s move to a more circular economy. (S6O-00181)"

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2021

Net Zero Nation

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "The reannounced circular economy bill is an opportunity to make serious progress towards net zero…

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2021

Brain Injury in Football

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I thank Michael Marra for bringing this important debate to the chamber. I grew up playing youth football and then 22 seasons of amateur football, amassing around 800 games…

Chamber meeting date: 15 September 2021

North Sea Oil and Gas

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I will focus my remarks on our transition to net zero. It is important to remember that all parties in Parliament agree that we need to be serious and to take sustained action on climate change…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01293

A Net Zero Nation

Submitted by: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Patrick Harvie, Màiri McAllan, Lorna Slater
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Result 88 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01293.3

A Net Zero Nation

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Result 19 for, 97 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01293.1

A Net Zero Nation

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Result 50 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Maurice Golden 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-03196

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of future opportunities for kerbside recycling of glass packaging containers that are not included in the forthcoming deposit return scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03207

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what material impact its policies and enforcement measures have had on incidences of waste crime over the last five years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03206

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on establishing an annual appraisal of waste crime impacts."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03194

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much glass it anticipates would exit closed-loop recycling and be recycled as aggregate if the forthcoming deposit return scheme does not include a re-melt target."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03204

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that all nationally significant infrastructure projects deliver a net biodiversity gain."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03193

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether 1 July 2022 continues to be the go-live date for the introduction of the deposit return scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03205

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to develop a dedicated framework to support businesses to report and act on nature-related risks, and what funding it has committed to such work."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03192

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of what the impact would be of including a re-melt target for glass collected under the forthcoming deposit return scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03195

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what options it is considering to ensure that glass does not exit closed-loop recycling, if the forthcoming deposit return scheme does not include a re-melt target."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02454

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the most recent baseline update is for (a) household and (b) commercial and industrial food waste arisings."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 20 September 2021

Share this page