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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jamie Halcro Johnston

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2017 - present day

About Jamie Halcro Johnston

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6140
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Jamie is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Jamie is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jamie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Jamie has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Trade

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Jamie has had 7 previous roles

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

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

23 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 23 December 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 16 December 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jamie'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 Jamie Halcro Johnston. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 19 June 2017 I was a sole trader providing freelance Sales Consultancy, providing services to Holyrood Communications. I worked three days per week in this role.

I am a partner in J Halcro-Johnston and Sons (a farming concern of Gyre Farm, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RD). I work one day per month. I receive a benefit in kind of accommodation in a property owned by the partnership, as well as payment of some utility bills, to a value of between £3,001 and £5,000 annually. If the partnership returns a profit, I anticipate receiving remuneration of between £1,001 and £2,000 annually. Any remuneration received by me will be reinvested in the business.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own 150 acres of land in Orkney with a market value in the £0 - £50,000 band. I receive no income from this land.

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £300,001 and £350,001, which I use as accommodation when I attend the Parliament.

I own a croft in Orkney which produces a gross annual income of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I own 250 ordinary shares in Tetragen (Knapton) Ltd, an energy-from-waste firm.

I own 196 ordinary shares in Standard Life.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jamie Halcro Johnston 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: 23 June 2021

Hospitality Sector (Covid-19 Restrictions)

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Although hospitality is now open, it is still facing many restrictions, lower customer footfall and significant barriers to trading…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 23 June 2021

Interests

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I have no specific interests in relation to the work of the committee, but I am a partner in the farming business of J Halcro-Johnston and Sons in Orkney, and I own a number of properties."

Chamber meeting date: 17 June 2021

Provisional Outturn 2020-21

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I welcome the minister to his new position. He has rightly identified that the pandemic is as much an economic crisis as a health crisis, which means that how our public funds are used is vital…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2021

Covid-19 (Cultural Sector)

3. Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the cultural sector. (S6O-00035)"

Chamber meeting date: 15 June 2021

Covid-19

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "In April, the First Minister advised visitors to Scotland’s islands to voluntarily take two Covid tests prior to travelling…

Votes

How Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jamie Halcro Johnston 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 voted against

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 voted against

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 voted for

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 voted for

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 voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jamie Halcro Johnston 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-01896

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what changes it has made in its revised short-term let licensing order in relation to tourist (a) bed and breakfast accommodation and (b) self-catering units."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01895

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many guest houses it estimates there are in Scotland, and how many are licensed under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01385

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that (a) ministers, (b) officials and (c) its agencies (i) are fully aware of and (ii) follow its guidance regarding three- and one-day COVID-19 testing prior to visiting island communities, and under what circumstances this guidance might not be required to be followed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00554

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has received in Barnett consequentials since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic from UK Government measures that have been introduced to support larger self-catering units, and how much of this funding it has allocated to similar measures in Scotland."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00557

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the COVID-19 household meeting restrictions have had on the self-catering sector, and what engagement it has carried out with the sector regarding this."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00556

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the financial support available to larger self-catering units accommodating seven or more people."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00555

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support it has made available to support larger self-catering units, accommodating seven or more people, that are unable to trade viably because of the COVID-19 household meeting restrictions."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35166

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will allocate the £40 million announced for the Agricultural Transformation Programme in 2021-22."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 24 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35164

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to utilise the remaining spend of the Agricultural Transformation Programme, committed to in the 2020-21 draft Budget."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 24 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35165

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme beyond 2021."

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 24 February 2021

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