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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

Post-d: @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 International Development

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

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.

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: 28 September 2022

Retail (Cost Pressures)

8. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will address any concerns over cost pressures affecting the retail sector. (S6O-01395)"

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2022

Retail (Cost Pressures)

8. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it will address any concerns over cost pressures affecting the retail sector. (S6O-01395)"

Chamber meeting date: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "In the days since the death of Her Majesty the Queen, I have been struck by the number of people who have been able to recount their own experiences of meeting her…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Displaced People from Ukraine

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Can the minister outline further details of how the HALO Trust project will be delivered?"

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 8 September 2022

Scotland’s Census

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "The written evidence that we have received on international approaches to census taking notes that the use of administrative data, as you have highlighted today, is ideally part of a process for quality assurance on the final census output…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

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-10947

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what powers Scottish Ministers have to require Circularity Scotland to publish the methodology used to set retailer handling fees for the Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 28 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10660

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to incorporating questions around eating disorders into future Scottish Health Surveys."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10999

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has verified the process used by Circularity Scotland to calculate producer fees for the proposed Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 27 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11185

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10419 by Lorna Slater on 20 September 2022, whether it will provide the information requested and provide a list of the meetings held by the board, and which ministers attended each meeting, and for what reason it did not provide this information in its answer."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10946

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has confidence that the correct regulatory process was followed in setting the retailer handling fee structure for the Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 23 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-11018

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10331 by Ivan McKee on 6 September 2022, whether support from the Circular Textiles Fund is available without capital expenditure requirements."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11016

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10335 by Ivan McKee on 6 September 2022, whether it has any plans to collect such data."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11017

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10335 by Ivan McKee on 6 September 2022, what metric it uses to assess and direct support for Scottish wool producers in the absence of data on the quantity of Scottish wool used in manufacturing."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10540

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of levels of vaping among school pupils."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10420

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has verified the process used by Circularity Scotland to calculate retailer handling fees for the proposed Deposit Return Scheme."

Answered by: Lorna Slater on 20 September 2022

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