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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 local office

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 a member of 2 cross-party groups

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

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.

On 12 August 2022 I received remuneration of £282.30 from the Scottish Football Association (of Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9AY). This payment represented a match fee of £106 and expenses of £4.95 for serving as Assistant Referee in an Elgin City vs Queen of the South match and a match fee of £107 and expenses of £64.35 for a Peterhead vs Airdrieonians match. [Registered 26 August 2022]

On 26 August 2022 I received remuneration of £211.25 from the Scottish Football Association (of Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9AY). This payment represented a match fee of £173 and expenses of £38.25 for serving as Assistant Referee in an Inverness Caledonian Thistle vs Cove Rangers match. [Registered 26 August 2022]

Gifts

On 16 July 2022 I attended The Open Golf Championships as a guest of Salmon Scotland (an industry representative body of 21 Calton Road, Edinburgh EH8 8 DL). The ticket and associated hospitality amounted to a total of £1,000. [Registered 4 August 2022]

On 4 July 2022 I attended the All England Tennis Club for The Championships as a guest of Diageo plc (a beverages company of 16 Great Malborough Street, London, W1F 7HS). The tickets and associated hospitality amounted to a total of £475. [Registered 2 August 2022]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

No registrable interests

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

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.

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).

From 7 October to 13 October 2021, I was part of an MP delegation from the British-Qatari APPG to meet ministers and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar. Discussions centred around Qatar’s humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations. On the 25th October the Embassy of Qatar confirmed the costs of the visit amounted to £7,856.24 and were met by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Qatar (Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1 1NB). [Registered 15 November 2021]

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: 22 September 2022

Emergency Treatment (Waiting Times)

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "This week’s health figures revealed that more people are waiting longer than ever for emergency treatment. In the past week, almost 10,000 people across Scotland waited for more than the target four hours at accident and emergency departments…

Chamber meeting date: 12 September 2022

Motion of Condolence

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Your Majesties and Presiding Officer, the news from Balmoral on Thursday evening rocked us to the core. Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a constant presence in our lives throughout her 70-year reign…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Ferries Procurement

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I start by welcoming the decisive action that was announced by our new Prime Minister to halt rising energy bills…

Chamber meeting date: 6 September 2022

Programme for Government 2022-23

Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The global cost of living crisis is as big a challenge to people and businesses across Scotland as the Covid pandemic, and it must be treated with the same seriousness by both our Governments…

Chamber meeting date: 30 June 2022

Policing (Spending Priority)

1. Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I declare an interest, as my wife is a serving police officer in Moray…

Votes

How Douglas Ross has voted in Parliament

Find out how Douglas Ross has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-05254

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 63 for, 47 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05154

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Supported by: Keith Brown
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 84 for, 0 against, 25 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.3

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 85 for, 25 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-05235.2

Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 25 for, 85 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote

MSP not voted

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-05254.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Dean Lockhart, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Result 47 for, 63 against, 0 abstained, 19 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. S6W-08032

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that NHS Grampian could take nine months to set out the timescales and milestones to deliver model 6 (consultant-led maternity unit) at Dr Gray's in Elgin."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08033

Asked by: Ross, Douglas, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 April 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the timescale confirmed by the Chief Executive of NHS Grampian that it could take seven to 10 years to deliver model 6 (consultant-led maternity unit) at Dr Gray's in Elgin."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 17 May 2022

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-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-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-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-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-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

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

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