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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

Twitter: @mgoldenmsp

Facebook: Maurice's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

90-92 Queen Street
Broughty Ferry
Dundee
DD5 1AJ

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

Committees

Cross-party groups

Maurice is a member of 8 cross-party groups

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 Independent Convenience Stores

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 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 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

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. The cumulative value of these gifts is £402 and therefore over the threshold for registration in the gifts category. The costs were met by Heiniken 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]

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: 2 February 2023

Deposit Return Scheme

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Incredibly, there is still no operational blueprint for the deposit return scheme, despite it launching in just a few months. No wonder businesses are tearing their hair out…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 2 February 2023

Crisis in Ukraine

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To follow on from access to healthcare, I note that, last week, the consul highlighted access to dental care as a particular issue. Do witnesses have any reflections on that? Pat Togher looks keen."

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Crime (Pets)

3. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what measures are being considered to tackle crime involving pets. (S6O-01846)"

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 26 January 2023

Crisis in Ukraine

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Consul, in your opening statement, you talked about access to mental health support and enhancing psychological support programmes. Given that half of the displaced persons are facing trauma, could you expand on that point a little?"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2023

Road Safety on A90

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Around lunchtime last Saturday, a car smashed into a property just off the A90, near Dundee…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07812.2

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07812.3

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07813.1

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 21 for, 95 against, 4 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07813

Investing in the Future of Social Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07812

Addressing the Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-14662

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage the sale of clothes free from fossil fuel-derived fibres, and what information it has regarding the quantity of such clothing that has been sold in each of the last five years."

Answer expected on 7 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14359

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what capacity to construct reverse vending machines it has identified in Scotland."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14324

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13582 by Lorna Slater on 18 January 2023, whether it will provide details of any preceding assessment of material switching."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14661

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what process local authorities will be required to follow to redeem deposits from containers entering the kerbside collection system rather than returned through the deposit return scheme."

Answer expected on 6 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14358

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether materials captured through the proposed Deposit Return Scheme will be retained for use in Scotland once having been recycled, and, if this is not the case, how such recycled material will be used."

Answer expected on 9 February 2023

Question ref. S6O-01846

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures are being considered to tackle crime involving pets."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-13770

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the conclusions of Circle Economy's The Circularity Gap Report Scotland, that only 1…

Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13771

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason Zero Waste Scotland has published two different material footprint estimates for Scotland in the Scottish Material Flow Accounts and the The Circularity Gap Report Scotland, which estimate Scotland’s material footprint to be 19.3 tonnes per capita and 21.7 tonnes per capita respectively, and…

Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13772

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how much was spent on the Scottish Material Flow Accounts and The Circularity Gap Report Scotland from its funding through Zero Waste Scotland."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 January 2023

Question ref. S6W-13781

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government which sources are informing its evaluation of minimum unit pricing in Scotland."

Answered by Maree Todd on 24 January 2023

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