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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Maurice Golden

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for West Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Maurice Golden

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @mgoldenmsp

Facebook: Maurice's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6146
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

4 Kirk Road
Bearsden
Glasgow
G61 3SL

Phone: 0141 942 4942
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Maurice is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Future of Football in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nordic Countries

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Poland

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Maurice does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Maurice has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Maurice has had 15 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

27 April 2017 - 20 February 2020

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Chief Whip

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

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

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 Maurice Golden. The date of their initial statement was 02 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 20 May 2016 I was employed as Circular Economy Programme Manager by Zero Waste Scotland (of Moray House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ), an organisation which supports individuals and organisations to make best use of the World’s natural resources. I tendered my resignation on 8 May 2016 and served a two week notice period. I received a final salary payment of between £1001 - £2,000 for the period following the election.

Until 20 May 2016 I was employed as Circular Economy Programme Manager by Zero Waste Scotland (of Moray House, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ), an organisation which supports individuals and organisations to make best use of the World’s natural resources. I tendered my resignation on 8 May 2016 and served a two week notice period. I received a final salary payment of between £1001 - £2,000 for the period following the election.

I received a grant under the Scottish Waste and Resource Sector Award scheme of between £1,001 and £2,000 from the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (of 9 Saxon Court, St. Peter’s Gardens, Morefair, Northampton, NN1 1SX), a waste and resource institution representing 7,000 members. This was a single grant award to fund the preparation and publication of an article. The majority of the associated work was completed prior to being elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament with only final publication of the article and an associated presentation to be completed from 6 May 2016.

Gifts

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 31 July to 5 August 2016 I was part of a fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank for Scottish Conservative MSPs. The costs of the visit amounted to £2,000 and were met by Conservative Friends of Israel (of CFI Ltd, PO Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB). [Registered 17 August 2016]

From 9 to 15 February 2018 I was part of a Tearfund humanitarian delegation travelling to Nepal to learn how projects in relation to child trafficking, earthquake relief and flood prevention are transforming lives. The costs of the visit amounted to £1,300 and were met by Tearfund Scotland (a Christian charity of 29 Canal St, Glasgow G4 0AD). [Registered 27 February 2018]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an approved Chartered Institute of Wastes Management WasteSmart Trainer.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. [Registered 20 March 2017]

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. [Registered 20 March 2017]

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.

Covid-19: Impact on Equalities and Human Rights

Maurice Golden made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Equalities and Human Rights Committee - 25 June 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I accept that we are in an emergency situation, but how has the Scottish Government been undertaking impact assessments on all Covid-19-related policies?"

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Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill

Maurice Golden made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I thank the clerks, the convener and the members of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee, as well as the cabinet secretary, for their approach in producing the bill…

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Economic Recovery

Maurice Golden made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 23 June 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "What started as a health crisis has become an economic crisis, too. Since March, Scotland’s economy has shrunk by a quarter. Tens of thousands of people risk losing their jobs, and businesses face collapse…

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Green Economic Recovery (Priorities)

Maurice Golden made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

5. Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what priorities will guide its plans for a green economic recovery. (S5O-04424)"

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Covid-19: Impact on Equalities and Human Rights

Maurice Golden made 4 Contributions to this discussion

Equalities and Human Rights Committee - 18 June 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "What are the witnesses’ views on the different impacts on men and women, on those in different age groups, on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and on people from ethnic minorities?"

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Written questions

Written questions Maurice Golden 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.

S5W-30264 - Unanswered

26 June 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason churches will not be allowed to gather until 23 July 2020."

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S5W-30224 - Unanswered

25 June 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government when Part 2 of the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019 will come into force."

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S5W-30240 - Unanswered

25 June 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it expects amusement arcades to be allowed to open and trade from 15 July 2020."

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S5W-29857 - Answered

11 June 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government what the timeline is for further talks between it, the National Trust for Scotland and Scottish Enterprise, following the meeting on 26 May 2020."

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S5W-29858 - Answered

11 June 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government what immediate support it can provide to properties owned by the National Trust for Scotland that are unable to support social distancing regulations, while the talks over long-term assistance are ongoing…

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