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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 their Constituency

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

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 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: 20 January 2022

Independence Referendum (Staffing Resources)

2. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what staffing resources it has allocated to the preparation work for a new independence referendum. (S6O-00643)"

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 20 January 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "In October, you said that the Government was working on a cultural recovery plan. Can you give us an update on the timeline and when it might be published?"

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Point of Order

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. On 8 October last year, I wrote to the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity to ask simple questions about the proposed deposit return scheme…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

ScotWind Offshore Wind Leasing Round

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "There is a risk that Scotland loses out here. The projects that will come through ScotWind, which I welcome, are mostly larger than 1GW…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2022

Dog Breeding (Legal Requirements)

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Unfortunately, thieves often target particular breeds, with breeders and sellers having to take extra precautions…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

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-05789

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of what the municipal recycling capacity in Scotland (a) has been in each of the last 10 years and (b) is projected to be by 2025."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05827

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in establishing a SEPA operated producer registration system for the Deposit Return Scheme."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05357

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what research it is (a) undertaking and (b) aware of on turning waste into fertiliser."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 18 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05188

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the temporary notification directive for incineration application, which covers new and existing applications, also applies to projects that have already begun construction but on which consultation is still being undertaken."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 18 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05356

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors the quantity of electronic waste that is (a) collected, (b) recycled and (c) reused."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 18 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05700

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05229 by Lorna Slater on 11 January 2022, on what date the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity took the decision to postpone the scheme, rather than the date on which the decision was communicated to the Parliament."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05355

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what research it is (a) undertaking and (b) aware of on utilising household waste and crop waste to manufacture bacterial cellulose for use in the production of yarns and other textile applications."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 14 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05492

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether Zero Waste Scotland engaged with the British Metals Recycling Association while producing its report, How should Scotland Manage its Scrap Steel?, and, if not, for what reason such engagement did not take place."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05494

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

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it cost to produce the Zero Waste Scotland report, How should Scotland Manage its Scrap Steel?, which was published on 25 October 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05593

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05333 by Lorna Slater on 5 January 2022, how many of the retailers listed on page 13 of the Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment were estimated to have a 24-month preparedness time."

Awaiting answer

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