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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Donald Cameron

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - present day

About Donald Cameron

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6989
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Donald is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Donald is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Donald does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Donald has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Donald has had 10 previous roles

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

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

02 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Convener

02 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

Conveners Group

Member

20 August 2020 - 02 September 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

06 February 2019 - 13 August 2020

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 March 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Donald'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 Donald Cameron. The date of their initial statement was 07 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a non-executive director of Murray Income Trust, a PLC (of 7th Floor, 40 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY) listed on the London Stock Exchange, which is an investment company within the meaning of section 833 of the Companies Act 2006. I attend 5 board meetings per year, lasting half a day each, and receive remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum. I will retire from this role on 2 November 2021.

I am a non-executive director of Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust a PLC (of Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh EH1 3AN) listed on the London Stock Exchange, which is an investment company within the meaning of section 833 of the Companies Act 2006. I attend 5 board meetings per year, lasting half a day each, and receive remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own Achnacarry Estate, a landholding in the Highland local authority area which supports a commercial, forestry and agricultural business, with income from: residential property lets; agricultural and crofting lets (including agricultural subsidy); holiday lets (including income from boating/ fishing/ caravans/ camping); fish-farming rental; renewable energy (hydro-electric/ biomass heating); telecoms sites; deerstalking/ shooting; and utility wayleaves. The approximate value of the estate is between £8,490,001 and £8,500,000. In the tax year 2020-2021, the property yielded a gross annual income in the range £830,001 to £840,000. This is a gross figure and does not take account of costs and losses to the business.

Interest in shares

I own 9.45 per cent of Green Highland Renewables (Achnacarry) Limited, a company which was created to invest in the development, construction and maintenance of three hydro-electric schemes on Achnacarry Estate (see under Heritable Property above). These are ordinary shares which have a market value of £700,000.

Voluntary

I am a trustee of Lochaber Rural Education Trust.

I am a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates (Parliament House, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF), meaning I am unable to accept instructions and will accordingly undertake no work as an Advocate during my time as a MSP.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Donald Cameron 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: 9 June 2021

Coronavirus Acts Report

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The Deputy First Minister will be aware that the powers of the Scottish Government to introduce health protection measures, such as introducing or relaxing restrictions, arise not under the Scottish coronavirus acts but under the overarching UK coronavirus legislation. That UK legislation remains in place. Does he therefore agree that, in terms of…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Many cultural venues and festival organisers are understandably frustrated by the perceived inconsistency in physical distancing rules…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Many cultural venues and festival organisers are understandably frustrated by the perceived inconsistency in physical distancing rules…

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "took the oath and repeated it in Gaelic."

Chamber meeting date: 18 March 2021

A83 (Rest and Be Thankful)

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Since last summer, the closure of the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful pass has caused misery for Argyll residents who use that lifeline route, with months of disruption…

Votes

How Donald Cameron has voted in Parliament

Find out how Donald Cameron 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 voted for

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 abstained

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Donald Cameron 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-00112

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work regarding COVID-19 vaccine certification for international travel; what consideration it has given to the use of vaccine certification in the domestic economy; in what formats it expects to provide vaccine certification, and what engagement it has had with (a) the UK…

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00111

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 May 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the number of vaccination doses (a) allocated to NHS Scotland, (b) delivered to NHS Scotland and (c) received by people in Scotland, and what the reasons are for the differences between these figures."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-32661

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of people eligible for a flu vaccination are planned to be vaccinated within the (a) first phase from October and (b) second phase from December 2020."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35939

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the extra £896 million allocated to the health portfolio in its budget, due to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-32659

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of the NHS supply of flu vaccines has already been dispensed, and how actual uptake compares with estimated uptake."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-32662

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average time is between someone (a) being invited for a flu vaccination and being able to book an appointment and (b) booking and having an appointment for a flu vaccination."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-33861

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when the new national protocol allowing healthcare support workers to administer vaccinations will come into effect."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-32665

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it (a) is spending on promoting the flu vaccination programme this year and (b) spent in each of the last five years."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-33908

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) NHS and (b) social care staff in total will be vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 vaccination programme."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35190

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether third sector staff who are not registered with the Care Inspectorate but who are contracted by NHS boards and health and social care partnerships to provide care and support to clients will receive the £500 payment for health and social care staff."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 19 March 2021

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