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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.

Contact at local office

8 Castle Street
Huntly
Aberdeenshire
AB54 8BP

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Alexander is a member of 2 committees

Cross-party groups

Alexander is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Care Leavers

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Funerals and Bereavement

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rugby Development in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Uplands Management

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

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.

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 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.

Interest in shares

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 23 June 2022

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app locked me out. I would have abstained."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 22 June 2022

Broadband Connectivity

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Good morning. Why has the voucher scheme not worked as well as you might have hoped? Why was the uptake so low? I wrote to you about the possibility of extending the deadlines for that…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Men’s Sheds

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I thank Christine Grahame for securing the debate. I am very supportive of the men’s sheds in my constituency and I want to take the time to thank Jason Schroeder, chief executive and founder of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Scottish Government Overseas Offices

2. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of its overseas offices. (S6O-01232)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2022

Protection of War Memorials

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I join my colleagues who have spoken in thanking Meghan Gallacher for securing this important debate, which is the first members’ business debate that she has secured, and for giving all of us the opportunity to speak about the importance of having better protection for our war memorials. In the summer of 2018, which was the year in which we…

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP abstained

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-10372

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09767 by Mairi Gougeon on 26 July 2022, whether it will confirm the timetable for publishing the report on bird stomach contents."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10364

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to establishing a regulatory body in Scotland that provides guidelines to the operators and/or owners of retirement villages."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10376

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of any funding it has provided to charities for autism post-diagnostic support across Scotland."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10374

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when its Autism and Learning Disabilities team last met with each of the Health and Social Care Partnership leads."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10373

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce legislation to appoint a commissioner for autism, learning disabilities and people with neurodivergence."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10347

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what data it holds on the length of time it has taken for applications to Redress Scotland to receive an outcome."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-09868

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any training that mesh removal specialists have received, and from whom the training was received."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09866

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

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09768 by Humza Yousaf on 12 July 2022, whether treatment at mesh centres for removal of mesh implants will only be available for gynaecological mesh."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09864

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether hernia mesh patients can experience similar complications and pain issues as those who have had transvaginal mesh implants."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10261

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

"To ask the Scottish Government when the 4.5% pay increase for NHS staff will be implemented, and whether it will be backdated to 1 April 2022."

Awaiting answer

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