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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Maurice Golden

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Maurice Golden

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Maurice is a member of 1 committee

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 has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Maurice has had 17 previous roles

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

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

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

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

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 Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Environment

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 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 20 May 2016 I was employed as Circular Economy Programme Manager by Zero Waste Scotland (of Moray House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ), an organisation which supports individuals and organisations to make best use of the World’s natural resources. I tendered my resignation on 8 May 2016 and served a two week notice period. I received a final salary payment of between £1001 - £2,000 for the period following the election.

I received a grant under the Scottish Waste and Resource Sector Award scheme of between £1,001 and £2,000 from the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (of 9 Saxon Court, St. Peter’s Gardens, Morefair, Northampton, NN1 1SX), a waste and resource institution representing 7,000 members. This was a single grant award to fund the preparation and publication of an article. The majority of the associated work was completed prior to being elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament with only final publication of the article and an associated presentation to be completed from 6 May 2016.

Until 20 May 2016 I was employed as Circular Economy Programme Manager by Zero Waste Scotland (of Moray House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ), an organisation which supports individuals and organisations to make best use of the World’s natural resources. I tendered my resignation on 8 May 2016 and served a two week notice period. I received a final salary payment of between £1001 - £2,000 for the period following the election.

Gifts

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

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). [Registered 17 August 2016]

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). [Registered 27 February 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. [Registered 20 March 2017]

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. [Registered 20 March 2017]

I am an approved Chartered Institute of Wastes Management WasteSmart Trainer.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management.

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 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…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Human Right to a Healthy Environment

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "The pandemic has shown us the value of a healthy environment for our physical and mental wellbeing. Conversely, we recognise more than ever the impact that environmental damage can have on us…

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Covid-19

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "When will the Scottish Government publish updated guidance on restrictions that are contained in the tier system, especially the restrictions in level 0?"

Chamber meeting date: 16 March 2021

Global Capital Investment Plan

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "The minister said that part of the plan is about “taking action to increase the viability and fit of what private capital markets want to invest in and the attractiveness of our investment propositions…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden 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 for

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 for

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. 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

Question ref. S5W-35483

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-34398 by Aileen Campbell on 5 February 2021, whether it will provide an update on devices distributed as part of Phase 2 Round 2."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35482

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-34219 by Paul Wheelhouse on 18 January 2021, whether it will provide (a) a breakdown of the application decisions made, (b) the projected number of social homes in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural settings to be covered by low-carbon heating work as a result and (c) the timescale for…

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35451

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of each of the business support funding streams it has announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, broken down by how much has been paid out by each stream since March 2020."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35447

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-34297 by Kate Forbes on 18 January 2021, whether it will provide an update on (a) how much has been paid out of the Digital Growth Fund, (b) how many businesses have received funding to date and (c) how much funding it has directly funded."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35448

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

"To ask the Scottish Government which companies have received investment from the Scottish National Investment Bank."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35446

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-34298 by Fiona Hyslop on 12 January 2021, whether it will provide an update on (a) how much has been paid out of the Scottish Growth scheme, (b) how many businesses have received funding to date and (c) how much funding it has directly funded."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 3 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35449

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on administration and legal costs, in relation to its investment in Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab)."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 3 March 2021

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