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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

03 April 2014 - 25 November 2014

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Convener

15 June 2011 - 25 November 2014

Conveners Group

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.

United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Maureen Watt made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 16 September 2020

6. Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the United Kingdom Government’s proposed United Kingdom Internal Market Bill will take powers away from Scotland. (S5O-04594)"

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Development of Policy on Handling Harassment Complaints

Maureen Watt made 16 Contributions to this discussion

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints - 15 September 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Good morning. You said that there were no formal complaints against ministers during your time in office as permanent secretary. However, were behaviours and actions taken to avoid formal complaints?"

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Maureen Watt made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 15 September 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Some people choose to take their lives on the railway. Will the minister join me in congratulating the railway companies and Network Rail on all the work that they have done in a very difficult area for them…

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Scottish Parliament (Assistance for Political Parties) Bill: Stage 1

Maureen Watt made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 September 2020

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "As a member of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee, I am pleased to speak in the stage 1 debate on the bill…

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Wedding Guidance

Maureen Watt made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 09 September 2020

6. Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide updated guidance regarding weddings, in light of the importance of the wedding sector to tourism and the economy of the north-east. (S5O-04570)"

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Votes

Motions

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-04618 - Unanswered

16 September 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reassure people in the north east and elsewhere that signing up to the Protect Scotland app does not make them more at risk of scamming."

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S5W-31489 - Answered

31 August 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the discussions it is having to explore an extension to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme in Aberdeen, in light of the city’s inability to take advantage of the scheme due to the recent lockdown restrictions."

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S5O-04594 - Unanswered

09 September 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the UK Government’s proposed UK Internal Market Bill will take powers away from Scotland."

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S5O-04570 - Unanswered

02 September 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide updated guidance regarding weddings, in light of the importance of the wedding sector to tourism and the economy of the north east."

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S5W-31395 - Answered

24 August 2020

Watt, Maureen: "To ask the Scottish Government what the outcome of the mid-point review of the Aberdeen City lockdown on 23 August 2020 has concluded."

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