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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

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Land Reform

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 Climate Change

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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 Environment

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

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

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.

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 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 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]

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

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

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.

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Maurice Golden made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 26 November 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I accept that the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill has been introduced with good intentions, although the manner in which the member has sought to progress the bill has been inappropriate…

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UEFA Euro Championships

Maurice Golden made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 25 November 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I would like to associate myself with the cabinet secretary’s remarks congratulating Steve Clarke and his team for making the finals…

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Covid-19

Maurice Golden made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 November 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "Many hard-pressed businesses are still waiting to receive support a week after restrictions were announced, which is all the more frustrating given the 11-day wait the last time…

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Covid-19 (Impact on Businesses, Workers and the Economy)

Maurice Golden made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - 24 November 2020

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "My question is for the whole panel, but perhaps we can start with David Waite this time…

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Scottish Offshore Wind Sector Inquiry

Maurice Golden made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - 24 November 2020

Maurice Golden: "My question, which I will put to Nick Sharpe first, is on jobs that are linked to the offshore wind supply chain. Alex Salmond promised 28,000 green jobs by 2020…

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Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden 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 for

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 against

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 against

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 Maurice Golden in Parliament

Find out what motions Maurice Golden has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23300

The Retail Industry's Climate Action Roadmap to Net Zero by 2040

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23171

Plastic Cigarette Filters

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21776

Commending Strathkelvin Battalion Boys’ Brigade

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-21568

Pulling Together Supporting the East Renfrewshire Jewish Community

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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-33256 - Answered

16 November 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-32948 by Fiona Hyslop on 13 November 2020, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding the date that the 2020-21 Scottish Enterprise R&D budget was approved."

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S5W-33507 - Unanswered

24 November 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to appoint a scheme administrator under the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020."

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S5W-33499 - Unanswered

24 November 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government what modelling it has carried out on the potential impact of a second independence referendum on the expected outcomes of Scotland’s Inward Investment Plan: Shaping Scotland’s Economy, and whether it will publish the findings of this."

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S5W-33260 - Unanswered

16 November 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government on what dates it has met representatives of the aviation industry since January 2020."

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S5W-32943 - Answered

02 November 2020

Golden, Maurice: "To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Social Housing Net Zero Heat Fund have been (a) received and (b) approved since it opened in August 2020, and when the first payments will be made."

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