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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

Twitter: @DAJCameron

Facebook: Donald's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6990
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Donald is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Co-Convener

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 11 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

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

Until 2 November 2021, when I retired from the role, I was 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 attended 5 board meetings per year, lasting half a day each, and received remuneration of between £25,001 and £30,000 per annum. [Amended interest 8 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

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 13 December 2022]

Voluntary

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.

I am a trustee of Lochaber Rural Education Trust.

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: 2 February 2023

ME Services

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I congratulate my friend Sue Webber on securing this important debate. ME affects some 20,000 people across Scotland, and those who live with ME often have very different experiences of the condition…

Chamber meeting date: 2 February 2023

Additional Support for Learning

1. Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve access to additional support for learning. (S6O-01852)"

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 2 February 2023

Crisis in Ukraine

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Good morning to the panel and thank you for everything that you are doing for Ukrainians in Scotland. In many areas, we are witnessing a transition from temporary to long-term accommodation…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Levelling Up Fund (Culture Organisations)

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The question was about the impact on culture organisations in Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2023

Electoral Reform

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The Scottish Government’s electoral reform consultation is a wide-ranging, detailed and important document. We welcome the opportunity to give our thoughts at this early stage and will support the Scottish Government’s motion at decision time…

Votes

How Donald Cameron has voted in Parliament

Find out how Donald Cameron has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07805.1

Update on the Social Security Programme Business Case

Submitted by: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Result 35 for, 84 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07805.2

Update on the Social Security Programme Business Case

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07805

Update on the Social Security Programme Business Case

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, February 6, 2023

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Result 94 for, 23 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07727

Budget (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Nicola Sturgeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Result 68 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07710.2

Three Years On - Brexit and Workers’ Rights

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, January 30, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Result 24 for, 96 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Donald Cameron has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-14791

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has directed towards research into postural tachycardia syndrome in each year since 2007."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14787

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what treatment options are available to people living with postural tachycardia syndrome."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14779

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-14449 by Neil Gray on 2 February 2023, whether it will publish another Two Year Annual Report on Activities of the National Performing Companies in the future."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14790

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the number of (a) incidents and (b) emergency service callouts there were for mountaineering accidents in each year since 2011."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14789

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 February 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08412 by Lorna Slater on 19 May 2022, how many individual bids have local authorities made to the Recycling Improvement Fund since it was established, broken down by local authority area."

Answer expected on 8 March 2023

Question ref. S6W-14468

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reduce the life expectancy gap between people living in the most and least deprived 10% of local areas."

Answered by Humza Yousaf on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14489

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an estimate of how long it will take Registers of Scotland to clear any backlog of title holders who are awaiting copies of their title deeds."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14479

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding Architecture and Design Scotland has allocated to the Scotland + Venice project for each year since 2016-17."

Answered by Neil Gray on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14448

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions landowners have failed to respond to a formal request made under section 10(2) of the Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 to cull deer."

Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 February 2023

Question ref. S6W-14476

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of any (a) grant funding and (b) loans provided by Architecture and Design Scotland for each year since 2007-08."

Answered by Neil Gray on 7 February 2023

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