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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

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6161
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

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

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.

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: 13 July 2021

Covid-19

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "In the past 16 months, the public have made huge sacrifices. Their lives have been upturned. They have missed out on many special occasions and moments that they will not get back, yet they have done what is necessary with incredible dedication…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "As schools across Scotland prepare to break up for the summer, I take this opportunity to thank them for all that they have done to support young people in extremely challenging circumstances over the past year, often with little or no help from the Government. Three weeks ago, the First Minister told the Parliament that she had full confidence in…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Covid-19 (Travel Ban)

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The Deputy First Minister has used a number of times the example of 24 May, saying that a Government-initiated question was used and no issues were raised then…

Chamber meeting date: 22 June 2021

Covid-19

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I, too, express my sympathies and condolences to everyone who has lost a loved one in the past 24 hours and throughout the time that we have dealt with this awful virus…

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Drug Deaths

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "This afternoon, the Scottish Parliament will debate the next steps to tackle Scotland’s drug deaths crisis…

Votes

How Douglas Ross has voted in Parliament

Find out how Douglas Ross has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 24 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 30 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00479

Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Supported by: George Adam
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 90 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 13

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 59 for, 61 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 14

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6 SP Bill 1 Amendment 11 23 June 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Result 33 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 8 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-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-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-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-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-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-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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