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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Rachael Hamilton

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - 2017

About Rachael Hamilton

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6972
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Rachael is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Rachael does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Rachael has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Islands

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Rachael has had 9 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

17 May 2018 - 10 September 2019

Public Petitions Committee

Member

21 June 2017 - 17 May 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 02 May 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 17 November 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Rachael'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 Rachael Hamilton. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a director of Borders Hotels Ltd, a hospitality firm of the Green, St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0EW. I received £2,000 in the form of dividends in the year end accounts which I then paid directly into the company.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

I own 49% of the issued share capital in Borders Hotels Ltd. of the Green, St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0EW. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £120,518. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

Voluntary

No registrable interests.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Rachael Hamilton 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

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "In Scotland, 200,000 planned operations have been cancelled or delayed as a result of the pandemic, and some patients lie waiting in agony for vital treatments and procedures…

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Woodland Birds (Decline)

5. Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to curb the decline of iconic woodland bird species in Scotland. (S6F-00164)"

Chamber meeting date: 24 June 2021

Points of Order

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Interests

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "I have no interests to declare with regard to this committee, but I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests."

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 22 June 2021

Convener

Rachael Hamilton: "I nominate Finlay Carson. Finlay Carson was chosen as convener."

Votes

How Rachael Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rachael Hamilton 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 Rachael Hamilton 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-01851

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 23 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action Transport Scotland is taking to ensure that there will be regular services at Reston railway station."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01738

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has put in place to support young people with (a) autism, and (b) Asperger's syndrome who are (i) in mainstream education, or (ii) seeking apprenticeships or other work placements."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01737

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers with specialised training in supporting pupils with additional needs there are (a) in the Scottish Borders and (b) nationally; whether targets for the number of such teachers required have been set, and, if so, whether the targets have been met."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01740

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what funding from the 2019-20 budget has been made available to fund projects relating to flooding, and what support is available for Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders, to address flooding problems."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01739

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the evaluation of the Scottish Strategy for Autism."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01732

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, with regard to school inspections, what measures it has put in place to assess learning support facilities, and more specifically, autism and additional needs provision."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01720

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what representation people with autism are entitled to in relation to decisions by local public bodies that affect them, and how this is monitored (a) nationally and (b) regionally."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01722

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the allocation of funding for autism services is assessed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01721

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what resources (a) it, (b) sportscotland and (c) other arms-length public bodies allocate to directly support people with autism, and who monitors this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-01725

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on what engagement should be taking place between local authorities and people affected by autism, and how this is monitored regionally."

Awaiting answer

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