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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

Maurice is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Maurice is a member of 7 cross-party groups

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Deputy Convener

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 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Maurice has had 17 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Substitute Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

27 April 2017 - 20 February 2020

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Climate Change

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 April 2017 - 18 February 2020

Chief Whip

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

29 September 2016 - 29 June 2017

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

14 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Party Spokesperson on Environment

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Gifts

No registrable interests

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

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]

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]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

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 an approved Chartered Institute of Wastes Management WasteSmart Trainer.

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.

Chamber meeting date: 21 January 2021

Place-based Economic Development Zones

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I thank the minister for advance sight of his statement. This is a humiliating climbdown for the Scottish National Party…

Chamber meeting date: 20 January 2021

Health and Care Workforce

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I believe that Donald Cameron is supposed to open for the Conservatives, but I am happy to do so and to move the amendment in his name."

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "The debate is a fitting opportunity to recognise the enormous contribution that retail workers have made to keep Scotland going during the pandemic…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

Covid-19

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "The extension of the lockdown will mean that business support funding to protect jobs is more important than ever…

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2021

Climate Change Plan

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I am interested in transmission and distribution networks. Recently, the Scottish transmission owners produced business plans…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

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

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 abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23894.1

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Maurice Golden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 56 for, 62 against, 5 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23894.3

Protecting Scotland’s Health and Care Workforce

Submitted by: Jeane Freeman, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon, Clare Haughey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 64 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

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.

Question ref. S5W-34411

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many apprentices (a) were due to be recruited in 2020, (b) were actually recruited in 2020 and (c) it plans to recruit in 2021 as part of the Young Person's Guarantee."

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5O-04957

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the distribution of COVID-19 business support funding."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34625

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government who approved the marketing guidance for the Scotland is Now campaign."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34624

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on video production targeted at EU countries as part of the Scotland is Now campaign."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34622

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how many members of the GlobalScot network have shared content from the Scotland is Now campaign through social media."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34623

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on promoting the Scotland is Now campaign in (a) Scotland, (b) the rest of the UK and (c) overseas."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34634

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been able to access training each year as a result of support from the Digital Growth Fund."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34295

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it estimates the Scottish National Investment Bank will receive overall in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22."

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 12 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34321

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects planning decisions to be made on the nine remaining incineration facility plans held by SEPA that have not yet received a decision."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 12 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34321

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects planning decisions to be made on the nine remaining incineration facility plans held by SEPA that have not yet received a decision."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 12 January 2021

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