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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

03 April 2014 - 25 November 2014

Justice Committee

Substitute 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

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

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.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Rural Economy (Impact of European Union Exit)

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "The cabinet secretary has spoken at length about the shocking immediate impacts that are being caused by Brexit, but what does he understand to be the longer-term impacts for the rural economy in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "I, too, am pleased to be taking part in this stage 1 debate to urge parliamentary colleagues to allow further consideration of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, as the committee recommends…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 20 January 2021

Climate Change Plan

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "Good morning, panel. You have already mentioned the target date for ending the sale of combustion engine vehicles—the rest of the UK has come into line with Scotland on that. In your view, should the ban also apply to hybrid vehicles from 2030?"

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Covid-19

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "I have been receiving inquiries from NHS office support staff who believe that they could perform the majority of their work from home but who are being denied or refused the chance to do so as a result of a lack of remote access tools such as laptops or supported virtual private network access. Given that working from home is the default position,…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Managing Scotland’s Fisheries

Maureen Watt (Aberdeen South and North Kincardine) (SNP): "The cabinet secretary will recall that, a few months ago, Michael Gove specifically reassured Scottish fresh produce exporters that—Inaudible.—would get priority access…

Votes

How Maureen Watt has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maureen Watt has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23803

Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Result 26 for, 90 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

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.

Question ref. S5W-34114

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the changes to Scotland's railway since the current franchising policy statement was published in 2012, what plans it has to review the policy."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 17 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04880

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 testing measures in primary and secondary schools."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33527

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure rail services for key workers in the current circumstances while demand is low and unlikely to increase in the immediate future."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 26 November 2020

Question ref. S5O-04800

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 18 November 2020

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

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33334

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17 November 2020

"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."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32898

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29 October 2020

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

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 30 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-32365

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2020

"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."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 8 October 2020

Question ref. S5O-04653

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23 September 2020

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

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04618

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2020

"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."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-31489

Asked by: Watt, Maureen, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31 August 2020

"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."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 10 September 2020

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