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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Douglas Lumsden

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for North East Scotland (Region) 2021 - present day

About Douglas Lumsden

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5967
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

80 Rosemount Place
Aberdeen
AB25 2XN

Committees

Douglas is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Douglas is a member of 8 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Armed Forces and Veterans Community

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Civil Nuclear Industry

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Deafness

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on End of Life Choices

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rugby Development in Scotland

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Douglas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Douglas has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Net Zero

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Transport

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Douglas has had 4 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Community Wealth

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Public Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Planning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Douglas'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 Douglas Lumsden. The date of their initial statement was 26 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a local authority Councillor for Aberdeen City Council (of Marischal College, Aberdeen AB10 1AB). I spend in the region of 12 hours per week on this role. I receive remuneration of between £15,001 and £20,000 per annum.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

No registrable interests

Recent Activity

What was said

What Douglas Lumsden 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: 27 June 2024

Scottish National Investment Bank (Advisory Group)

2. Douglas Lumsden (North East Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Scottish National Investment Bank is operating legally, in light of reports that the advisory group that was meant to be established by the Scottish ministers has not yet been established. (S6O-03646)"

Chamber meeting date: 27 June 2024

Minister and Junior Minister

Douglas Lumsden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I extend my best wishes to Màiri McAllan as she heads off on maternity leave. I am sure that she will be a fantastic mum, and I look forward to seeing her back in Parliament later in the session…

Chamber meeting date: 26 June 2024

Climate Emergency

Douglas Lumsden (North East Scotland) (Con): "I must admit that I am a bit perplexed about why the Scottish National Party has decided to bring to the chamber a debate on the subject of the climate emergency when it has failed so dismally to meet its own climate targets and obligations…

Chamber meeting date: 26 June 2024

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Douglas Lumsden (North East Scotland) (Con): "It is right that that suggestion was progressed, but it would surely have been a lot better had it not been hollowed out by another amendment that scooped half of that plan out."

Chamber meeting date: 25 June 2024

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Douglas Lumsden (North East Scotland) (Con): "Will the minister take an intervention?"

Votes

How Douglas Lumsden has voted in Parliament

Find out how Douglas Lumsden has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-13759.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Douglas Lumsden, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 50 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13757

Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gillian Martin, Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, June 24, 2024

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 116 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13792

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 68 for, 0 against, 46 abstained, 15 did not vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-13759.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 58 for, 59 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-13759.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Tackling the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Patrick Harvie, Glasgow, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Supported by: Mark Ruskell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Result 8 for, 108 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Douglas Lumsden has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03646

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Scottish National Investment bank is operating legally, in light of reports that the advisory group that was meant to be established by the Scottish Ministers has not yet been established."

Taken in the Chamber on 27 June 2024

Question ref. S6O-03469

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 May 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it spent in 2023-24 on safety improvements to trunk roads in the North East Scotland region."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27066

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will significantly increase investment aimed at reducing rail journey times to the north east and north of Scotland, in the event that it proceeds with proposals to use Air Departure Tax for "demand management"."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27063

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential economic impact of using Air Departure Tax for "demand management"."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27064

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assessed the potential impact upon Scotland’s tourism and hospitality sector of using Air Departure Tax for "demand management"."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27065

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will update its economic assessment of Air Departure Tax in Scotland in order to better reflect the current state of the Scottish economy."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27062

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has held with its New Deal for Business Group regarding using Air Departure Tax for "demand management"."

Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-27001

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S6W-20679, S6W-22695 and S6W-24757 by Neil Gray on 31 August 2023, 15 November 2023 and 1 February 2024 respectively, whether it will provide an update on the establishment of an advisory group as required under section 29 of the Scottish National Investment Bank Act 2020."

Answered by Mairi McAllan on 7 May 2024

Question ref. S6O-03368

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what the implications are for future tax revenue of reports that the economic recovery outlook for Scotland continues to lag behind the UK average."

Taken in the Chamber on 1 May 2024

Question ref. S6W-26765

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 April 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided to Sistema Scotland in the financial years (a) 2023-24 and (b) 2024-25."

Answered by Kaukab Stewart on 19 April 2024

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