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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alexander Burnett

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Aberdeenshire West (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Alexander Burnett

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5642
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Alexander is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alexander has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Islands

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 4 previous roles

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

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alexander'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 Alexander Burnett. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am an unpaid Director of Leys Business Services Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. Leys Business Services Limited is a limited company providing IT, HR and HSQE support services and is a 50% owned related undertaking of North Banchory Company Limited. [Registered 29 May 2018]

I am a Director of Bancon Developments Holdings Limited, a company concerned with the building, contracting, dealing, developing and managing of property. I expect to receive remuneration in the range of £10,001 to £15,000 for the year ended 31 March 2018 and in the range of £20,001 to £25,000 in the year ending 31 March 2019. [Registered 05 May 2018]

I am an unpaid Director of JIGSAW Energy Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. JIGSAW Energy Limited is dormant limited company and is a 100% owned subsidiary (related undertaking) of North Banchory Company Limited.

I am Director and Chairman of North Banchory Company Limited, of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. This is a property development and letting company. Until March 2018, I received a basic salary of £6,273 per annum. I continue to receive private medical insurance of approximately £1,500 per annum and, periodically, lump sum pension contributions. I do not expect to receive a salary or pension contribution in the coming year and will register any contributions in the future in accordance with the rules. I expect to spend between 0 and 1 day per month on this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017; Amended interest 5 May 2018].

I own and am a sole trader of AJA Burnett Estate, a property leasing and forestry undertaking managed by Strutt & Parker, St Nicholas House, 68 Station Road, Banchory, AB31 5YJ. The level of profits and losses fluctuates. I anticipate to withdraw between £160,000 and £170,000 in way of personal remuneration in 2017/18 based on historical figures. I expect to spend between 0 and 1 day per month on this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I am an unpaid Director of Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited is a limited company providing heat energy to residential and commercial consumers and is a 100% owned subsidiary (related undertaking) of North Banchory Company Limited.

I am a member of St Andrew Street Development LLP, of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. This is a Limited Liability Partnership concerned with the ownership and rental of investment property. My share of profits for the year to 31 August 2017 was £1,740. I estimate that my share of profits for the year to 31 August 2018 will be between £1,001 and £2,000. I will not devote any time to this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own AJA Burnett Estate in Aberdeenshire which encompasses agricultural land, residential and commercial lettings, wayleaves and recreational, arts, sporting and forestry interests. The market value of the property is in the range £10,000,001 - £10,100,000. The property generates a gross annual income of between £520,001 and £530,000. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I am a trustee and potential beneficiary of the Fordie Trust. The Trust owns property with a market value of between £3,700,001 and £3,800,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £70,000 and £80,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Fordie Trust this session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I am a Trustee and sole beneficiary of the Banchory Trust. The Trust owns property in Aberdeenshire with a market value of between £14,600,001 and £14,700,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £430,001 and £440,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Banchory Trust this session.

Interest in shares

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Bancon Developments Holdings Limited, a company concerned with the building, contracting, dealing, developing and managing of property. The shares represent 37.59% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £5,016,698 at 31/03/17 per Statutory Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in North Banchory Company Limited, a property development and letting company. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £10,874,387 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

Through Inchmarlo Land Holdings Limited, I hold “A” Ordinary £1 shares in Inchmarlo Land Company Limited, a property letting, managing and development company. The shares represent 19.17% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £114,024 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Horn Enterprises Limited, a company involved in investment and financing of development opportunities. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited, a company providing of heat energy to residential and commercial consumers. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £386,876 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold an Ordinary £1 share in JIGSAW Energy Limited, a dormant company. The share represents 100% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Leys Business Services Limited, a limited company providing IT, HR and HSQE support services. The shares represent 50% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this session. [Registered 29 May 2018]

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Inchmarlo Land Holdings Limited, a holding company. The shares represent 37.59% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

I hold an Ordinary £1 share in St Nicholas Productions Limited, which promotes and engages in diversified theatrical, artistic and associated recreational enterprises connected with Leys Estate and the Banchory area, together with the provision of marketing and support services. The share represents 50% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

I hold 100 Ordinary £1 shares in Deeside Woodlands Products, a cooperative concerned with the production of timber products. The shares represent 14.3% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 2018]

Voluntary

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 8 May 2019]

Until April 2017, I was a director, member and shareholder of Deeside Woodland Products, a cooperative.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 2018]

I am a director of St Nicholas Productions Limited.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alexander Burnett 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: 4 March 2021

Local Authorities (Funding)

8. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase funding to local authorities. (S5O-05088)"

Chamber meeting date: 3 March 2021

Autism and Learning Disabilities

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Like many newly elected MSPs five years ago, I was faced with a huge variety of casework, much of which I had no prior knowledge or experience of…

Chamber meeting date: 25 February 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine (Hospital Patients)

4. Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that older patients in hospital are receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. (S5O-05060)"

Public Petitions Committee meeting date: 24 February 2021

Tick-borne Diseases (Treatment) (PE1662)

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I thank the minister, Dr Hawkins and Professor Evans for coming along today and answering questions…

Chamber meeting date: 23 February 2021

Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "My amendments in this group and the subsequent one relate to clarity and guidance for licence holders. The points that I made about that subject at stage 2 are on the record and I see no reason to repeat them…

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-24038

Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 119 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24057

Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Supported by: Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Result 62 for, 0 against, 56 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, March 1, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 34 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-24263.2

Scotland’s Recovery

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Result 84 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alexander Burnett 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-35775

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to allow acupuncture therapy clinics to reopen, in light of the support that they can provide to the NHS in treating people with conditions such as long-COVID."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35733

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 4 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether teachers with underlying health conditions are required to return to classrooms before (a) receiving their COVID-19 vaccination and (b) an adequate period of time has passed for their COVID-19 vaccination to take effect."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35681

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what efforts are being made to introduce professional home visits to families affected by eating disorders, in order to help parents to understand the condition and to train them to deal with mealtimes effectively."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35686

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether the maximum 12-week waiting time for an NHS outpatient appointment is a mandatory legislative requirement."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35685

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether business rates relief includes empty property penalty rates, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35653

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce a national register of people with long-COVID symptoms."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35647

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it would consider opening non-contact horse-related events such as endurance riding from 15 March 2021, in light of the safety measures that the Scottish Endurance Riding Club and other equine event organisers have put in place to allow their events to go ahead."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35621

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will permit the use of transparent face coverings, in line with other parts of the UK, and, if so, by what date."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35567

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government which COVID-19 vaccine priority group people with non-severe asthma are in, and when they will be offered the vaccine."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-35580

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will undertake a review into climate education, and what plans it has to provide resources and support for teachers to provide students with the skills and knowledge to tackle climate change."

Awaiting answer

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