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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

X (previously known as Twitter): @mgoldenmsp

Facebook: Maurice's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact at local office

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

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

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 24 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Substitute Member

23 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2021

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

18 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

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 Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

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.

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.

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Dangerous Dogs (Breed-specific Regulations) (PE2083)

Maurice Golden: "There is quite a lot in this that would be helpful to follow up with the Scottish Government. It is important that the committee notes that there is no such breed as an XL bully…

Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 12 June 2024

Redress Scheme (Fornethy House Residential School) (PE1933)

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Dignity, respect and compassion appear to be severely lacking in this case. The committee is trying to determine why, who is ultimately responsible and whether we can put right what once went wrong through the redress scheme…

Chamber meeting date: 5 June 2024

Armed Forces Veterans (Census Data)

2. Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the culture secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding how the census outputs on armed forces veterans, due to be released on 13 June, will be able to be used to inform a better understanding of the veterans community. (S6O-03517)"

Chamber meeting date: 4 June 2024

Household Waste Recycling Target

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "The cabinet secretary mentioned the carbon metric, guidance on which was published on 15 March 2011. It said: “The Scottish Government intends to use the metric to assess recycling performance for Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 30 May 2024

Decision Time

Maurice Golden (North East Scotland) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I have the same issue as yesterday. I was unable to log in on my laptop or on my mobile. I would have voted yes."

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13602.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 24 for, 81 against, 0 abstained, 24 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Mark Griffin, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 45 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 23 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13602

Scottish Government Priorities: Investing in Scotland’s Public Services

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Supported by: Neil Gray, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Result 61 for, 46 against, 0 abstained, 22 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 9

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 79 against, 1 abstained, 20 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 34 Amendment 6

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Result 29 for, 81 against, 1 abstained, 18 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Maurice Golden has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-28185

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the investment and support landscape for Web 3.0 development in Scotland, and what gaps it has identified that need addressing through either private or public sector action."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28186

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help coordinate communication and support for Web 3.0 research, development and commercialisation between academia, industry, regulators and the public sector."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28187

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to attract investment and start-ups in Web 3.0 technology from non-UK sources."

Answer expected on 28 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28038

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23922 by Mairi McAllan on 11 January 2024, whether it will provide an update on the work being undertaken to assess options and costings for resolving water deficits in each water zone."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 14 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03605

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the housing minister has had with ministerial colleagues regarding support available for veterans at risk of homelessness."

Taken in the Chamber on 20 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03564

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to maximise value obtained from public sector procurement."

Answered by Ivan McKee on 12 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27870

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what opportunities it has identified to exceed current EU standards in encouraging sustainable energy production from commercial, industrial and waste management sources."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-28091

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-02027 by Màiri McAllan on 4 June 2024 and her statement that “we are not dropping targets”, whether it will clarify whether this means that it is still committed to meeting both its outstanding 2013 and 2020 household recycling targets as currently set."

Answer expected on 21 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27874

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to potentially using the pollution prevention and control permit system to establish a waste hierarchy that prioritises the most circular and sustainable incineration methods and outputs."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

Question ref. S6W-27873

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23750 by Lorna Slater on 19 December 2023, whether the criteria relating to such "exceptional circumstances" is set out in legislation, or whether it is a matter of convention."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 June 2024

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