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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 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.

Interest in shares

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 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 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 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.

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.

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: 15 September 2021

Scottish Ambulance Service (Funding)

7. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the finance secretary has had with the health secretary regarding the allocation of additional funding for the Scottish Ambulance Service to increase staffing and resources, particularly in rural and remote areas. (S6O-00147)"

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Employment and Skills for Recovery

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I alert members to my entry in the register of members’ interests, as an employer across a number of sectors. My first question was for Chris Brodie; I do not know whether he is back."

Chamber meeting date: 31 August 2021

Scottish Government Agreement with Scottish Green Party

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "There is concern that the agreement ignores rural communities. I was delighted when the First Minister visited my constituency during the election campaign and shared my pledge to reopen Insch community hospital…

Chamber meeting date: 13 July 2021

Covid-19

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Further to my colleague Liam Kerr’s question about the impact of quarantine on oil and gas workers, a fully vaccinated constituent of mine has returned from Qatar, which is a red-list country…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I declare that I have an interest as an owner and manager of property, including agricultural, residential and commercial lettings, recreational and sporting usage and forestry…

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 56 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 8 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. S6W-03042

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its review of the Scottish Strategy for Autism."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02798

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to allow the COVID-19 vaccination status of people normally resident in Scotland to be recorded as fully vaccinated if they have received (a) an NHS-approved vaccine outside of the UK in an EU member state or as part of a UK vaccine roll-out overseas, (b) a vaccine approved by the European Medicines…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02992

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it (a) can take and (b) is taking to support the approval of further COVID-19 vaccines."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02657

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

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce a wild venison marketing board."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02406

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on reviewing the criteria for organisational blue badges, in light of reports that some local community transport services have had their blue badge renewals declined despite holding a badge for many years."

Answered by: Graeme Dey on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02562

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 31 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-01449 by Humza Yousaf on 23 August 2021, within what timeframe it plans to consider further steps to support good ventilation practices, in light of reports that some public and community buildings are currently unusable."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02799

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to allow a person's COVID-19 vaccination status to be recorded as fully vaccinated if they have received two doses of different vaccines; whether it will allow such people to be exempt from the 10-day quarantine period when returning to Scotland from green and amber list countries, similar to…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02265

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to review any guidance that permits replanting following clearfell on deep peatland."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02266

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action Scottish Forestry and Forestry and Land Scotland are taking to reform the Forestry Grant Scheme in order to encourage riparian planting."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02664

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to support red squirrel conservation, following the conclusion of the five-year Developing Community Action phase of the Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels project."

Awaiting answer

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