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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

Phone: 0131 348 6148
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

90-92 Queen Street
Broughty Ferry
Dundee
DD5 1AJ

Phone: 0131 348 6148
Text relay calls welcome.

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

Committees

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

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

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 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: 19 May 2022

Big Plastic Count

3. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government is supporting households, communities and businesses to take part in the Big Plastic Count. (S6F-01111)"

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Invasive Species

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Beaver activity can have and is having a negative impact on farmland, biodiversity and rural communities, especially in Tayside, where beavers were released either accidentally or illegally…

Chamber meeting date: 18 May 2022

Scottish Attainment Challenge

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Our children’s education is more important than any one politician, party or political ideology…

Chamber meeting date: 12 May 2022

Circular Economy

3. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the education secretary has had with the circular economy minister regarding progress to enhance education and skills for a circular economy. (S6O-01072)"

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 11 May 2022

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I welcome the proposal to require local authorities and health boards to develop good food nation plans. My amendments 19 to 21 would also require education institutions to produce good food nation plans…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-04472

Long COVID

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 62 for, 29 against, 18 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-04472.2

Long COVID

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 46 for, 62 against, 1 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.1

Long COVID

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 48 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04472.3

Long COVID

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, May 19, 2022

Result 29 for, 62 against, 19 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-04461.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 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. S6W-08623

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08230 by Lorna Slater on 11 May 2022, whether it will provide a further list of any reports commissioned that were never made, or have ceased to be made, publicly available by Zero Waste Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08624

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08232 by Lorna Slater on 11 May 2022, whether it will provide a breakdown of the use of the reusable nappy vouchers that shows how (a) many have been used, (b) much the scheme has cost and (c) many families have switched permanently to reusable nappies."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08524

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what the earliest year is for which it is technically possible to separate incineration plant emissions data from wider energy sector emissions data."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08525

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of which countries have received Scottish waste exports, and how much each received, in each of the last three years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08522

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to strengthen existing requirements for waste pre-treatment to extract as much recyclable material as possible."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08523

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Role of Incineration in the Waste Hierarchy in Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08526

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it operates a list of countries that it will not allow to receive Scottish waste exports, and, if so, what the reason is for applying the restriction in each case."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-08346

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the next annual update of the Material Flow Accounts published by Zero Waste Scotland in May 2021 will be published."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08341

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when the findings of the Zero Waste Scotland project on "Creating a Vision for Circular Ports in Scotland", as referred to in the Contract Notice that was published on 2 November 2021, will be made available."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08343

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 May 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05492 by Lorna Slater on 20 January 2022, what the remaining parts of the Zero Waste Scotland research to analyse the steel market in Scotland are, and when those reports will be available."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 12 May 2022

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