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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alexander Burnett

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Aberdeenshire West (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Alexander Burnett

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @AJABurnett

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5642
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alexander is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alexander has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 3 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Alexander'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 Alexander Burnett. The date of their initial statement was 11 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a member of St Andrew Street Development, of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. This is a Limited Liability Partnership concerned with the ownership and rental of investment property. My share of profits for the period to 28 February 2021 was nil and I estimate that my share of the profits for the year to 28 February 2022 will be nil. I will not devote any time to this role.

I am an unpaid Director of Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited is a limited company providing heat energy to residential and commercial consumers and is a 100% owned subsidiary (related undertaking) of North Banchory Company Limited.

I am an unpaid Director of Leys Business Services Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. Leys Business Services Limited is a limited company providing IT, HR and HSQE support services to related companies and is a 50% owned related undertaking of North Banchory Company Limited and Bancon Development Holdings Limited.

I am a Director of Bancon Developments Holdings Limited, a company concerned with the building, contracting, dealing, developing and managing of property. I expect to receive remuneration in the range of £20,001 to £25,000 for the year ended 31 March 2022.

I am Director and Chairman of North Banchory Company Limited, of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. This is a property development and letting company. I continue to receive private medical insurance of approximately £2,000 per annum. I do not expect to receive a salary or pension contribution in the coming year and will register any contributions in the future in accordance with the rules. I expect to spend between 0 and 1 day per month on this role.

I own and am a sole trader of AJA Burnett Estate, a property leasing and forestry undertaking managed by Leys Estate Group, Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. The level of profits and losses fluctuates. I anticipate to withdraw between £170,001 and £180,000 in 2021/22. I expect to spend between 0 and 1 day per month on this role.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I am a Trustee and potential beneficiary of the Fordie Trust. The Trust owns property in Aberdeenshire with a market value of between £5,400,001 and £5,500,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £70,001 and £80,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Fordie Trust this session.

I own AJA Burnett Estate in Aberdeenshire which encompasses agricultural land, residential and commercial lettings, wayleaves and recreational, arts, sporting and forestry interests. The market value of the property is in the range £13,500,001 - £14,000,000. The property generates a gross annual income of between £570,001 and £580,000.

I am a Trustee and sole beneficiary of the Banchory Trust. The Trust owns property in Aberdeenshire with a market value of between £15,200,001 and £15,300,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £370,001 and £380,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Banchory Trust this session.

Interest in shares

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Bancon Developments Holdings Limited, a company concerned with the building, contracting, dealing, developing and managing of property. The shares represent 37.59% of the issued share capital, with a value of approximately £5,151,000 (draft figure at 31 March 2021).

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Leys Business Services Limited, a limited company providing IT, HR and HSQE support services to related companies. The shares represent 50% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this session.

Through Inchmarlo Land Holdings Limited, I hold “A” Ordinary £1 shares in Inchmarlo Land Company Limited, a property letting, managing and development company. The shares represent 19.2% of the issued share capital, with a value of approximately £67,400 at 30 November 2020 per the draft statutory accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Inchmarlo Land Holdings Limited, a holding company. The shares represent 37.59% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited, a company providing heat energy to residential and commercial consumers. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital. As per the statutory accounts of 31 March 2020, the shares have a nil value and therefore fall below the threshold for registration on the basis of market value. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

I hold 100 Ordinary £1 shares in Deeside Woodlands Products, a cooperative concerned with the production of timber products. The shares represent 14.3% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

I hold an Ordinary £1 share in St Nicholas Productions Limited, which promotes and engages in diversified theatrical, artistic and associated recreational enterprises connected with Leys Estate and the Banchory area, together with the provision of marketing and support services. The share represents 50% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in North Banchory Company Limited, a property development and letting company which also provides project management and energy consultancy services. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital, with a value of approximately £5,070,485. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Horn Enterprises Limited, a dormant company. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Voluntary

I am a director of St Nicholas Productions Limited.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alexander Burnett 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: 19 January 2022

Care Inspectorate (Inspection and Assessment of Care Homes)

4. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the Care Inspectorate in its role of inspecting and assessing care homes. (S6O-00629)"

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Subsidy Control Bill

Alexander Burnett: "Convener, my question has already been covered. I have no further questions, thank you."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I have a question on broadband…

Chamber meeting date: 18 January 2022

Covid-19

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "With so many people contracting Covid over the festive period, many will not be able to get their booster for another four weeks…

Chamber meeting date: 12 January 2022

Decision Time

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The option to vote did not show. My vote would have been yes."

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02895

Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 120 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 3 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Result 49 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alexander Burnett 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-05826

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has asked under-22s who are eligible for the new free bus travel scheme not to apply to the scheme at this time or travel by bus, except for those for whom bus travel is essential, in light of there being no such restrictions on travel for other adults."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05686

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review the criteria of qualifying recipients of the Scottish Child Payment and Bridging Payments so that children who are home-schooled are entitled to the equivalent level of welfare support benefit as children who attend school and receive free school meals."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05853

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it expects COVID-19 restrictions to be eased to allow pregnant mothers to take their young children with them when attending midwife appointments, in order to alleviate the need to find alternative childcare."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05166

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 December 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many people with learning difficulties and autism have died in inpatient units in Scotland since 2015."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05737

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) boarding kennels and (b) other businesses that rely on the travel industry will be eligible for business funding support, made available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05738

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking to ensure that businesses that did not qualify for business funding support, made available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2021 will be eligible for such support in 2022."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05841

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures are in place to ensure that women feel safe in their local areas."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05842

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents of violent crimes were recorded in each of the last 10 years."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05840

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to run educational sessions for men in order to try and stop violence towards women."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05808

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether people who participated in the Novavax trial will be recognised as fully vaccinated on the NHS Scotland COVID Status app."

Awaiting answer

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