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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6146
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Maurice is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Maurice is not a member of any 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 9 previous roles

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

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

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: 9 June 2021

Climate Emergency

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Will the member give way?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2021

Greensill Capital

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I have a simple question. Exactly how much is the Scottish taxpayer potentially liable for?"

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "took the oath."

Chamber meeting date: 23 March 2021

Covid-19 (Reflections and Next Steps)

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I have been contacted by a 65-year-old constituent with an underlying health condition who still has not had the vaccine…

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Jobs Protection (Highlands and Islands)

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "Hospitality is one of the hardest-hit sectors of our economy…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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-00370

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34419 by Ben Macpherson on 3 February 2021, whether its review of the effectiveness of the Guidance on Dog training Aids has been published."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 9 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00120

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

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will carry out the independent gateway review on the implementation date of its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), and whether it still anticipates launching its DRS on 1 July 2022."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00121

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

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will introduce the Circular Economy Bill."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00122

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

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will carry out its review of the role that incineration plays; what the remit of the review will be, and whether it will issue a moratorium on incinerator applications while it is underway."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00371

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34080 by Roseanna Cunningham on 23 December 2020, whether a decision has been taken on the distribution of the £70 million recycling fund."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00369

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33605 by Roseanna Cunningham on 10 December 2020, whether it will provide an update on the work to establish the new Litter Monitoring System, and by what date it expects the system to go live."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00292

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether support for the development and deployment of carbon capture and storage will continue regardless of any formal support arrangement that ministers agree with the Scottish Green Party."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35456

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34562 by Paul Wheelhouse on 1 February 2021, when it will bring forward further plans for a publicly-owned energy company, and whether such a company will be established in 2021, as was announced in October 2017."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35855

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S5W-35780 by Ben Macpherson on 8 March 2021, when the independent gateway review into the go-live date for the deposit return scheme will commence, and when it is expected to report by."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 17 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35484

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34397 by Aileen Campbell on 10 February 2021, whether it will provide an update on how many devices have been delivered to (a) older, (b) disabled and (c) socially-isolated people, and when it expects to deliver all 5,000 devices."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 11 March 2021

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