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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 15 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

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Conveners Group

Member

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Convener

03 April 2014 - 25 November 2014

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

25 October 2012 - 15 May 2013

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

01 June 2011 - 15 June 2011

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Member

25 February 2009 - 22 March 2011

Conveners Group

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

Local Government and Transport Committee

Member

20 April 2006 - 02 April 2007

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Substitute 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.

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill: Stage 1

Maureen Watt made 14 Contributions to this discussion

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - 19 November 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Before I move on to that subject, I want to say that I am quite surprised to hear—given that postal voting is such an important issue—that the witnesses have not looked at the postal voting figures in recent by-elections…

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Decision Time

Maureen Watt made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 November 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "I was not allowed to vote, and my vote would have been yes."

Salmon Farming Inquiry (Update)

Maureen Watt made 8 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 18 November 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Good morning. What is your current assessment of fish escapes? We have heard of a number over the past months. Have any new prevention or, indeed, enforcement mechanisms, including penalties, been developed or are in consideration…

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Veterans and Armed Forces Community

Maureen Watt made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 17 November 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Following last week’s debate on remembrance commemorations, it is fitting that this week we are discussing support for veterans and the armed forces community, as Mary Fee said…

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Judicial Review

Maureen Watt made 13 Contributions to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 17 November 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "At what point were you first involved in the judicial review? What was your role in that review? Were you involved in any of the meetings about the judicial review during the timeframe that you gave us of 31 August to 8 January…

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Votes

How Maureen Watt has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maureen Watt has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22860.1

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 27 for, 92 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-22860.2

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22860

Recognising the Importance of Family Caregivers

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Result 90 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22845

The Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 28, 2020

Supported by: Christina McKelvie
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Maureen Watt in Parliament

Find out what motions Maureen Watt has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23008

Aberdeen Piper Goes for Gold

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23071

Celebrating National Lottery Community Funding

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23051

North East Sensory Services’ Lottery Awards

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22867

OPITO, Renewable Energy Sector

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22755

Robert Gordon University, Scottish University of the Year

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-04800 - Unanswered

18 November 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government to what extent the suppression of COVID-19 infection rates has been impacted by licensing restrictions."

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S5W-33334 - Answered

17 November 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on delivering the Programme for Government commitment to establish farmer-led groups to co-develop new ways of working that will help make farming and food production more sustainable."

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S5W-32898 - Answered

29 October 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Farmed Fish Heath Framework."

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S5W-32365 - Answered

07 October 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to further the interests of Scottish veterans in terms of making rail travel more affordable."

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S5O-04653 - Unanswered

23 September 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging people to engage in recycling and other activities to help protect Scotland’s environment."

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