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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

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Committees

Alexander is a member of 1 committee

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 Connectivity

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Islands

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 6 previous roles

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

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

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 and is a 50% owned related undertaking of North Banchory Company Limited. [Registered 29 May 2018]

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 £10,001 to £15,000 for the year ended 31 March 2018 and in the range of £20,001 to £25,000 in the year ending 31 March 2019. [Registered 05 May 2018]

I am an unpaid Director of JIGSAW Energy Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. JIGSAW Energy Limited is dormant limited company and is a 100% owned subsidiary (related undertaking) of North Banchory Company Limited.

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. Until March 2018, I received a basic salary of £6,273 per annum. I continue to receive private medical insurance of approximately £1,500 per annum and, periodically, lump sum pension contributions. 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. [Amended interest 14 December 2017; Amended interest 5 May 2018].

I am a member of St Andrew Street Development LLP, 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 year to 31 August 2017 was £1,740. I estimate that my share of profits for the year to 31 August 2018 will be between £1,001 and £2,000. I will not devote any time to this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I own and am a sole trader of AJA Burnett Estate, a property leasing and forestry undertaking managed by Strutt & Parker, St Nicholas House, 68 Station Road, Banchory, AB31 5YJ. The level of profits and losses fluctuates. I anticipate to withdraw between £160,000 and £170,000 in way of personal remuneration in 2017/18 based on historical figures. I expect to spend between 0 and 1 day per month on this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

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 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 £10,000,001 - £10,100,000. The property generates a gross annual income of between £520,001 and £530,000. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I am a Trustee and sole beneficiary of the Banchory Trust. The Trust owns property in Aberdeenshire with a market value of between £14,600,001 and £14,700,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £430,001 and £440,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Banchory Trust this session.

I am a trustee and potential beneficiary of the Fordie Trust. The Trust owns property with a market value of between £3,700,001 and £3,800,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £70,000 and £80,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Fordie Trust this session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

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 market value of approximately £5,016,698 at 31/03/17 per Statutory Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in North Banchory Company Limited, a property development and letting company. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £10,874,387 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

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 19.17% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £114,024 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

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. 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. [Registered 29 May 2018]

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 an Ordinary £1 share in JIGSAW Energy Limited, a dormant company. The share represents 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 Horn Enterprises Limited, a company involved in investment and financing of development opportunities. 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.

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.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 2018]

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 Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited, a company providing of heat energy to residential and commercial consumers. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £386,876 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

Voluntary

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 8 May 2019]

Until April 2017, I was a director, member and shareholder of Deeside Woodland Products, a cooperative.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 2018]

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: 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…

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 8 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill: Stage 2

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "That is absolutely fine, convener. My question follows on from the topic that Fulton MacGregor was asking about and what the cabinet secretary said about trying to support businesses that you have been unable to give anything to so far…

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24270

Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24292

Motion of No Confidence

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Thursday, March 4, 2021

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Maurice Corry, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Liam Kerr, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 31 for, 65 against, 27 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-24271

Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 111 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 18 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24238

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Independent. Date lodged: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Result 114 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 15 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24396.1

National Mission to Reduce Drug Deaths and Harms

Submitted by: Brian Whittle, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Supported by: Donald Cameron
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 18, 2021

Result 43 for, 69 against, 1 abstained, 16 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

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. S5W-35838

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government under what circumstances care home residents might be required to continue to be kept in isolation, and what plans it has to review the COVID-19 guidance regarding this."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35686

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the maximum 12-week waiting time for an NHS outpatient appointment is a mandatory legislative requirement."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35962

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the current review of ScotWind maintains the confidence in the auction process of potential international investors in Scotland’s offshore wind industry."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36049

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will issue revised timetable for the ScotWind auction process before 25 March 2021."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35961

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether its review of the ScotWind lease auction process will include an assessment of what impact any changes to the option fee structure will have on the competitiveness of ScotWind projects in future Contract for Difference auctions."

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35493

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place for people with autism or additional support needs, who may require further assistance when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35848

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government given that there are currently multiple healthcare databases, whether it will record long-COVID patients in a single healthcare database, and by what date this will be completed."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35846

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when long-COVID clinics and treatment services will be delivered."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35567

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which COVID-19 vaccine priority group people with non-severe asthma are in, and when they will be offered the vaccine."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35775

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to allow acupuncture therapy clinics to reopen, in light of the support that they can provide to the NHS in treating people with conditions such as long-COVID."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 19 March 2021

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