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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alex Cole-Hamilton

Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for Edinburgh Western (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Alex Cole-Hamilton

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5821
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alex is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alex is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alex does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alex has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Health

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Party Spokesperson on Sport

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Previous roles

Alex has had 6 previous roles

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

08 November 2016 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

06 February 2019 - 04 May 2021

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

29 September 2016 - 04 May 2021

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Equal Opportunities Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alex'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 Alex Cole-Hamilton. The date of their initial statement was 03 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I sublet part of my own property in Edinburgh through online holiday property website Airbnb. This yields a gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I was formerly a Convener and Director of Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights).

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alex Cole-Hamilton 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: 9 June 2021

Coronavirus Acts Report

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "The previous coronavirus legislation—passed, as it was, in those weeks of high infection as the nation moved into lockdown—went through this Parliament at breakneck speed, by necessity…

Chamber meeting date: 9 June 2021

Climate Emergency

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "I am grateful for the chance to speak in what I hope will be a genuinely constructive debate…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Euro 2020 (Preparations and Fan Zone)

2. Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its preparations for Euro 2020, including the fan zone. (S6T-00055)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Finally, after weeks of asking, NHS Lothian announced an hour ago that, from next week, walk-in vaccination clinics will be available to those over 40, which is very welcome…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD): "Finally, after weeks of asking, NHS Lothian announced an hour ago that, from next week, walk-in vaccination clinics will be available to those over 40, which is very welcome…

Votes

How Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alex Cole-Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alex Cole-Hamilton 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. S6W-00585

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what COVID-19 protection requirements under-18s must observe before travelling on family holidays from Scotland to Spain in July 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00352

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will next review the criteria for visiting care home residents, as it eases COVID-19 restrictions."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00216

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential benefits of the (a) procurement and (b) deployment of professional high-efficiency particulate air purifiers in enclosed workspaces."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00217

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 25 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the SAGE recommendation that innovation funding should be provided to support the development, verification and deployment of high-quality air cleaning devices."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00566

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason care home visitors can no longer perform a COVID-19 lateral flow test prior to their visit, and now must take one on site, and for what reason visits to care homes have been restricted to 30 minutes."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00506

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 7 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many inpatient beds there are for people with eating disorders, broken down by NHS board."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00481

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 4 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce legislation that will require calorie-labelling on all foodstuffs, similar to that announced by the UK Government."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00250

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 26 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what (a) guidance and (b) training is currently provided to teachers and learning support staff on recognising the signs of eating disorders in young people."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 4 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00464

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the use of electric scooters on streets is prohibited and, in light of reports suggesting that these vehicles might provide potential environmental benefits, what plans it has to review its position regarding their use."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00199

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date dog and puppy training classes can resume under the COVID-19 protection levels system."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 3 June 2021

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