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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Maureen Watt

Scottish National Party

MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine (Constituency) 2011 - present day

Former MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2006 - 2011

About Maureen Watt

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @maureensnp

Facebook: Maureen's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

Phone: 01224 876 743
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

51 Victoria Road
Torry
Aberdeen
AB11 9LS

Phone: 01224 876 743
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Maureen is a member of 4 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Germany

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tibet

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Maureen does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Maureen does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Maureen has had 14 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 04 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

18 May 2016 - 28 June 2018

Minister for Mental Health

Scottish Government

25 November 2014 - 18 May 2016

Minister for Public Health

Scottish Government

03 April 2014 - 25 November 2014

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Conveners Group

Member

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Convener

25 October 2012 - 15 May 2013

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

20 May 2010 - 22 March 2011

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Convener

12 February 2009 - 25 February 2009

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

17 May 2007 - 11 February 2009

Minister for Schools and Skills

Scottish Government

20 April 2006 - 02 April 2007

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Substitute Member

20 April 2006 - 02 April 2007

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

Register of interests

Maureen's register of interests

MSP's 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 Maureen Watt. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 21 to 23 March 2007 I visited Barcelona to attend the Esquerra anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. Esquerra (a political party which campaigns for the independence of Catalonia) paid for my flights (£127.48) and hotel accommodation (£172.77).

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an honorary member of the British Veterinary Association, for which I receive no remuneration.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Maureen Watt 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.

Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food and Drink (Impact of Covid-19)

Maureen Watt made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 24 June 2020

The Deputy Convener (Maureen Watt): "It sounds as though we have lost the convener for the moment. Does anybody else want to answer Emma Harper’s questions?"

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Approach to the Committee’s Inquiry

Maureen Watt made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 22 June 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "A lot of what I would have said has been said. There is now a great degree of urgency in what we do. There is obviously a lot of interest in the committee’s work, and we must work with the utmost integrity at all times…

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Covid-19: Next Steps

Maureen Watt made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "The hospitality industry will, no doubt, be disappointed, but I hope understanding, about the need to wait a little longer before opening beer gardens…

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Blended Learning (Support for Local Authorities)

Maureen Watt made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

8. Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what additional guidance and resources it is providing to local authorities to support the implementation of blended schooling. (S5O-04435)"

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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Maureen Watt made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 17 June 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Good morning, everybody. Notwithstanding the technical difficulties that my colleague Stewart Stevenson highlighted, I point out that the amendments are completely undemocratic as they have not been consulted on…

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Written questions

Written questions Maureen Watt 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.

S5O-04435 - Unanswered

10 June 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government what additional guidance and resources it is providing to local authorities to support the implementation of blended schooling."

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S5O-04367 - Unanswered

27 May 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had regarding the easing of lockdown measures for older people, particularly those who are shielding."

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S5W-28946 - Answered

07 May 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish further details on Scotland’s approach to reviewing the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place."

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S5W-28647 - Answered

22 April 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the procurement of the Northern Isles Ferry Services contract."

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S5W-27316 - Answered

05 February 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the procurement of the Northern Isles ferry contract."

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