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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

Twitter: @Rachael2Win

Facebook: Rachael's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6972
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

7 Abbey Court
Kelso
TD5 7JA

Phone: 01573 224862
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

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: 23 September 2021

Agriculture Reform Implementation Oversight Board (Recommendations)

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "The clock is ticking and rural Scotland is losing patience with this Scottish National Party Government…

Chamber meeting date: 23 September 2021

Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "Will Neil Gray highlight in his speech whether the Scottish Government will consider making the double payment permanent?"

Chamber meeting date: 22 September 2021

Strategic Transport Projects Review (Scottish Borders)

1. Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the aspects of the strategic transport projects review regarding the Scottish Borders. (S6O-00175)"

Chamber meeting date: 21 September 2021

Gas Pricing (Wholesale)

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "With the shortage of CO2 required for the humane slaughter of pigs and the suspension of the Chinese licence due to Covid, Scottish pig producers are facing the perfect storm…

Chamber meeting date: 16 September 2021

Children with Additional Support Needs (Support for Schools)

7. Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government how it supports schools in delivering high-quality education for children with additional support needs. (S6O-00155)"

Votes

How Rachael Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rachael Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01328.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Claire Baker, Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Rhoda Grant, Richard Leonard, Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Anas Sarwar, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 53 for, 68 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01302.2

Taking Action on the NHS and Ambulance Crisis

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 53 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01300

ScotRail

Submitted by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, September 20, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01328

Business Programme

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01302.3

Taking Action on the NHS and Ambulance Crisis

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Result 68 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

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-03182

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the observations included in an open letter to crofting commissioners from Donald MacKinnon, on behalf of the Board of the Scottish Crofting Federation, dated 14 September 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03069

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had or plans with (a) the chief constable and (b) Police Scotland regarding what action can be taken to address the concerns reportedly expressed by the chief constable that non-emergency calls to the force were abandoned 40% of the time due to delays in answering calls."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03181

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

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is offering to the pork processing industry."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03183

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

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has not included a crofting reform bill in the Programme for Government 2021-22."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03027

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the short-term let licensing legislation contradicts the Provision of Services Regulations in UK law."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03026

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on how the overprovision regimes under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2021 and Town and Country Planning (Short-term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 interact with each other."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03028

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the short-term let licensing legislation contradicts the provisions relating to property contained in the Human Rights Act 1998 (The First Protocol, Article 1), and The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (Article 17)."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03029

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the short-term let licensing legislation is in line with the Better Regulation Agenda and the Scottish Regulators’ Strategic Code of Practice (Clauses 2 and 3)."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03030

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the overprovision regime in the short-term let licensing legislation is ultra vires in terms of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03058

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the regulations related to the parental viewing of children’s sports in schools."

Awaiting answer

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