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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Dean Lockhart

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - present day

About Dean Lockhart

Contact details

Contact online

Committees

Cross-party groups

Dean is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Dean does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Dean has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Dean has had 12 previous roles

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

06 September 2018 - 20 August 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Infrastructure

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

19 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Social Security Committee

Substitute Member

03 November 2016 - 18 January 2017

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

Register of interests

Dean'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 Dean Lockhart. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I was a partner of Linklaters, Singapore (of 1 George St, Singapore 049145), a law firm, until April 2016. I ceased to be a partner of Linklaters, Singapore as of 30 April 2016 and I do not plan to undertake this role or any other outside role while serving as an MSP. [Amended interest 13 November 2019]

Gifts

On Saturday 11 November 2017 I attended a rugby match at BT Murrayfield, as a guest of BT Group Plc (a telecommunications company of BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ). The value of the gift amounted to £375 for both the ticket and hospitality. [Registered 20 December 2017]

On Saturday 11 November 2017 I attended a rugby match at BT Murrayfield, as a guest of BT Group Plc (a telecommunications company of BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ). The value of the gift amounted to £375 for both the ticket and hospitality. [Registered 20 December 2017]

Overseas visits

From 31 July to 5 August 2016 I was part of a fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank for Scottish Conservative MSPs. The costs of the visit amounted to £2,000 and were met by Conservative Friends of Israel (of CFI Ltd, PO Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB) [Registered 11 August 2016]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interest

Heritable property

I own a cottage in South Lanarkshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. The property does not yield any rental income and is currently on the market.

I owned a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £500,001 and £600,000. The property yielded a gross annual income of between £5,001 and £10,000. I no longer own the property.

I own a cottage in South Lanarkshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. The property does not yield any rental income and is currently on the market.

I own a cottage in South Lanarkshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000. The property does not yield any rental income and is currently on the market.

Interest in shares

I own ordinary shares in Font Energy, an energy metering company for the energy sector. The shares represent approximately 4% of the total issued share capital with an estimated market value of £100,000. This company is based in England and has no business interests in Scotland, nor does it have any intention of operating within Scotland.

Voluntary

I am a member of the Law society of England and Wales.

I have individual shareholdings in various companies which together are worth under £20,000.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Dean Lockhart 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: 17 March 2021

United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020

Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I also add my best wishes to the cabinet secretary for the next stage in his career, and I acknowledge his contributions to the Scottish Parliament and to public affairs in Scotland…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 11 March 2021

Cultural Sector (Impact of Covid-19)

Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Iain Munro and Isabel Davis, thanks for joining us this morning. We have covered quite a lot of ground…

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 10 March 2021

Budget (Scotland) Act 2020 Amendment Regulations 2021 [Draft]

Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. I want to follow up on some of the issues that you have just discussed with Murdo Fraser. I think that you mentioned that the total budget of the Scottish National Investment Bank has been redeployed…

Finance and Constitution Committee meeting date: 8 March 2021

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

Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Cabinet secretary, you mentioned EU structural funds. Table 7…

Chamber meeting date: 4 March 2021

Publicly Owned Energy Company

Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Four years ago, the First Minister announced that the Scottish Government would set up a publicly owned energy company before the end of the parliamentary session, but four years later and after spending £500,000 of taxpayers’ money, there is no sight of that energy company. Can the First Minister tell us when we will see that publicly owned energy…

Votes

How Dean Lockhart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Dean Lockhart 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 Dean Lockhart 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-35790

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the costs of (a) investigating and (b) fixing the issues with the build-up of ice on the Queensferry Crossing."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35809

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what regular monitoring it carries out of the level of fiscal deficit."

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35955

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its maximum potential financial exposure is under guarantees and other contractual arrangements relating to the aluminium smelter in Fort William."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35893

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it cost to produce the policy paper, After Brexit: The UK Internal Market Act & Devolution, which was published on 8 March 2021."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35785

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when puppy training classes that are held outdoors will be allowed to restart under its revised COVID-19 Strategic Framework."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35894

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it cost to produce the policy paper, Steadfastly European: Scotland’s Past, Present and Future, which was published on 9 March 2021."

Answered by: Michael Russell on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35694

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £50 million town centre regeneration fund, which was announced in 2019 has been spent, broken down by local authority area, and how much of the funding has come from (a) its budget (b) the budgets of local authorities."

Answered by: Aileen Campbell on 17 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35650

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it gives to local authorities to ensure that an existing householder's supply of water, whether private or otherwise, is protected, particularly in relation to planning applications."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35810

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding its agencies provided regarding the proposed Scottish stock exchange, and whether this has been reimbursed."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35649

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it gives to local authorities regarding how they can protect private water supplies of existing householders in relation to planning applications that require an additional private supply or water being taken from an existing supply."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 16 March 2021

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