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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5642
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alexander is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alexander is not a member of any 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

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

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.

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: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "took the oath."

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

Hotel Quarantine (Exemption)

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "My question also deals with flexibility in immigration. I have a constituent who is in the third trimester of her pregnancy and will soon no longer be allowed to fly…

Chamber meeting date: 17 March 2021

Scotland’s Railway

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Creating yet another public body to take the blame for Scottish Government failings is the usual way for the SNP, but why has it taken so long—after 14 years in Government and nearly 3 million minutes of delays in the past nine years…

Chamber meeting date: 11 March 2021

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. No vote appeared on my device. I would have voted no."

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Scottish Landfill Tax (Standard Rate and Lower Rate) Order 2021 (SSI 2021/89)

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I have a quick question on the consequences of the rise. I have asked the question many times, but I have yet to receive a satisfactory answer…

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett 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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

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 not voted

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-00603

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of claims that such a move could help the tourism sectors and might help prevent the spread of COVID-19, whether it plans to develop compatibility between the Check in Scotland app and the equivalent apps in the rest of the UK and, if so, what discussions it has had with the other UK administrations…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00305

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the number of cases of infection is being used as a criterion to assess the threat of COVID-19, when it is disassociated from the number of hospital admittances and the number of deaths caused by COVID-19."

Answered by: John Swinney on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00400

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reduce the social distancing requirement in places of worship from two metres to one metre."

Answered by: Christina McKelvie on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00360

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures are being put in place to track the progress of ventilation improvements and the deployment of ventilation monitoring equipment (CO2 sensors) across all primary and secondary schools."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 10 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00553

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it monitors local authority adherence to the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020 and, if so, what its response is to reports of inconsistencies with menu choice across local authority education boards."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00065

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its plans are to introduce vaccine certification for people who have received their COVID-19 vaccine."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 7 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00458

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to remove the three-property limitation rule regarding grants for energy improvements in the private-rented sector."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00101

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what evidence is available to support the continued need for pupils to wear face coverings in schools."

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00140

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the COVID-19 vaccination status letter complies with foreign border requirements, particularly those for green list countries."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00186

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that COVID-19 helplines are frequently out of service or unmanned, with callers being placed in queues with hundreds of other patients and whether it will outline plans to introduce more efficient methods to allow people to access information, reschedule their vaccine appointment, check…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 3 June 2021

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