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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Douglas Ross

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2021 - present day

Former MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - 2017

About Douglas Ross

Contact details

Contact online

Twitter: @douglas4moray

Facebook: Douglas's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6161
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

10 Drummond Street
Inverness
IV1 1QD

Phone: 01463 230777
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Douglas is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Douglas is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Douglas does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Douglas has 1 party role

Party Leader

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Douglas has had 2 previous roles

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

08 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Justice Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 11 June 2017

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

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 Ross. The date of their initial statement was 17 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am the Member of Parliament for Moray (House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA). I attend the House of Commons weekly when it is in session. I receive salary and use of an iPad and laptop. I estimate the total combined value of this remuneration is between £80,001 and £85,000 per annum. During my time as an MSP and MP, I will be donating my MSP salary to local charities each month. My UK parliamentary business costs and expenses are made publicly available on the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority website at www.theipsa.org.uk.

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

From 31 Jul 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).

On 18 June 2021 I was a guest of the UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport at the England v Scotland Euro 2020 Group Stage match at Wembley stadium.

I am a member of the Scottish Senior Football Referees Association.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Douglas Ross 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: 7 October 2021

Drug Deaths

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Every day in Scotland, four people lose their lives as a result of drug misuse. That is four lives every day cut needlessly short and families mourning the loss of loved ones every single day in Scotland. That is a crisis and a national shame…

Chamber meeting date: 5 October 2021

Covid-19

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I will start with a positive: it is really encouraging to see case numbers and hospital and intensive care admissions falling…

Chamber meeting date: 30 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Passport Scheme

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The Scottish National Party’s vaccination passport scheme comes into effect in just a few hours’ time and, although the judgment has now been delivered, as late as this morning businesses were still in court trying to halt the scheme…

Chamber meeting date: 29 September 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Certification Scheme

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I move the motion in my name, which is a single-sentence motion that calls on the Parliament not to proceed with the plans that were decided on and determined by the Scottish National Party coalition Government to introduce vaccination passports in a little under 48 hours’ time. This is a final opportunity for the Parliament to have its say. It is…

Chamber meeting date: 28 September 2021

Covid-19

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The First Minister is correct to say that it is vital that people who can get the vaccine do so, and I encourage everyone who can to get their jag. Despite the falling case numbers that were reported today, Scotland’s NHS remains in crisis…

Votes

How Douglas Ross has voted in Parliament

Find out how Douglas Ross has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01554

Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ben Macpherson, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Supported by: Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 7

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 3

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 2

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 51 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 2 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, October 7, 2021

Result 50 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Douglas Ross 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-08319

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many times the Independent Prison Monitoring Advisory Group has met."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08315

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how much independent prison monitoring cost in its first year of operation."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08313

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many vacancies there are for independent prison monitors."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08314

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what the average frequency of monitoring visits per prison is by (a) independent prison monitors and (b) prison monitoring coordinators."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08318

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what training existing independent prison monitors have received."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08321

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how visits by independent prison monitors are publicised to prisoners."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08316

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out as part of a pre-arranged rota."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08322

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what work has been undertaken to assess prisoners’ awareness of independent prison monitors and prison monitoring coordinators."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08317

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out on an unannounced basis."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08312

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 March 2017

"To ask the Scottish Government how many independent prison monitors are in post."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017

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