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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

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 7 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

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Substitute Member

27 April 2017 - 20 February 2020

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

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

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 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]

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

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: 4 March 2021

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "When last we debated the bill, I pointed out that statistics are not just numbers on a page, but a public asset that is used to inform policy. It is therefore vital that the public has trust in both the statistics themselves and how they are used…

Chamber meeting date: 3 March 2021

Scotland’s Recovery

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "Allow me to welcome Monica Lennon to her new role as her party’s economy spokesperson…

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 2 March 2021

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "I had a meeting yesterday with the member who is proposing the bill, Neil Bibby, and we agreed to work together constructively at stage 3…

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Scottish Income Tax Rate Resolution 2021-22

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "There are usually two certainties with a Scottish budget—taxes going up and a pantomime from the Greens, pretending that they might not support it…

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 1

Maurice Golden (West Scotland) (Con): "Kate Forbes said in her opening speech that her “overarching objective is to support the people of Scotland”. We agree on that…

Votes

How Maurice Golden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Maurice Golden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 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-35484

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34397 by Aileen Campbell on 10 February 2021, whether it will provide an update on how many devices have been delivered to (a) older, (b) disabled and (c) socially-isolated people, and when it expects to deliver all 5,000 devices."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35483

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34398 by Aileen Campbell on 5 February 2021, whether it will provide an update on devices distributed as part of Phase 2 Round 2."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35482

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34219 by Paul Wheelhouse on 18 January 2021, whether it will provide (a) a breakdown of the application decisions made, (b) the projected number of social homes in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural settings to be covered by low-carbon heating work as a result and (c) the timescale for…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35456

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34562 by Paul Wheelhouse on 1 February 2021, when it will bring forward further plans for a publicly-owned energy company, and whether such a company will be established in 2021, as was announced in October 2017."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35449

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on administration and legal costs, in relation to its investment in Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab)."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35446

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34298 by Fiona Hyslop on 12 January 2021, whether it will provide an update on (a) how much has been paid out of the Scottish Growth scheme, (b) how many businesses have received funding to date and (c) how much funding it has directly funded."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35450

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on administration and legal costs, in relation to its investment in Ferguson Marine."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35452

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many meetings of the Council of Economic Advisors have been held since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, broken down by (a) how many and (b) the dates on which the (i) First Minister, (ii) Cabinet Secretary for Finance and (iii) Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture attended."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35448

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which companies have received investment from the Scottish National Investment Bank."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35447

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-34297 by Kate Forbes on 18 January 2021, whether it will provide an update on (a) how much has been paid out of the Digital Growth Fund, (b) how many businesses have received funding to date and (c) how much funding it has directly funded."

Awaiting answer

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