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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alison Harris

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Alison Harris

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6152
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alison has 2 parliamentary and government roles

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

Party Roles

Alison has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Young People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alison has had 14 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 16 December 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 10 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

17 November 2016 - 10 September 2019

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

19 April 2017 - 13 December 2018

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission Scotland Bill Committee

Member

06 September 2017 - 14 December 2017

Writers to the Signet Dependants Annuity Fund Amendment Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

19 April 2017 - 21 November 2017

Edinburgh Bakers Widows Fund Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2017 - 06 September 2017

Writers to the Signet Dependants Annuity Fund Amendment Scotland Bill Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 17 November 2016

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

28 June 2016 - 17 November 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alison'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 Alison Harris. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a principal of Alison A Harris Chartered Accountants, an accountancy practice (of 40 Gartcows Crescent, Falkirk). I will work in this post for one day per month. [Amended interest 15 August 2016]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a third share of a house in Falkirk with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. The gross rental income is between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum of which I receive one third.

Interest in shares

I own 50% of ordinary shares in the Georgian Heritable Company Ltd, a property development company (which is currently dormant). The market value of the shares is £1 per share. I resigned as managing director of this company on 10 May 2016. I received no remuneration from this company.

I own 66.67% of ordinary shares in the Georgian Finance Company Ltd, a property rental company. The market value of the shares is £1 per share. I resigned as managing director of this company on 10 May 2016. I received no remuneration from this company.

Voluntary

I am the treasurer of the 1st Falkirk Scouts. I receive no remuneration from this voluntary role.

I am the financial director of Relationship Scotland (couple counselling central Scotland). I receive no remuneration from this voluntary role.

From 7 to 13 October 2018, I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK Edinburgh Office (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan). I met a number of government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The cost of the flight was £4,135, and the cost of the hotel and ancillary expenses was £835. These costs were met by the Taiwanese Government. [Registered 13 November 2018]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alison Harris 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

International Women’s Day 2021

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "It is a privilege to be closing today for the Conservatives…

Equalities and Human Rights Committee meeting date: 25 February 2021

Equality and Human Rights Commission and Scottish Human Rights Commission

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "The committee has made calls this session for the development of human rights budgeting…

Equalities and Human Rights Committee meeting date: 11 February 2021

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "Amendment 2 would ensure that the courts “must” rather than “may” consider the sources of interpretation, while recognising that they are not determinative…

Chamber meeting date: 4 February 2021

Out-of-school Care Services

3. Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with third sector and community organisations providing out-of-school care services. (S5O-04979)"

Chamber meeting date: 4 February 2021

European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "The debate about autonomy for local authorities in Scotland has gone on for some time in the Scottish Parliament. Most parties have, at various points and from various perspectives, made the case for councils to have more power…

Votes

How Alison Harris has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alison Harris 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 Alison Harris 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. S5O-04979

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with third sector and community organisations providing out-of-school care services."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04938

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many house parties police have called on to disperse since the current COVID-19 lockdown was imposed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04573

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the repair work being carried out on the Glasgow-Edinburgh via Falkirk rail line."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04525

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in meeting its commitment to carry out weekly COVID-19 tests on all care home workers."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04370

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to continue volunteer contact with older people who have been identified and supported during the COVID-19 outbreak beyond the current lockdown."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04296

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2020

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-27236

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what timetable it has set to bring forward legislation to automatically entitle four-year-olds who are born between August and December to funded early learning and childcare in line with statutory provision for three- and four-year-olds when their parents use their legal right to defer entry to P1, as agreed by the…

Answered by: Maree Todd on 2 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04198

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the impact on housing and other local government services of the recent poor weather, and what additional assistance it has offered to councils to respond to this."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-27186

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 January 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there was a reduction of 1,007 in estimated FTE additional local authority staff required by April 2021 for the expansion to 1,140 hours of funded childcare between the June 2019 and December 2019 delivery progress reports."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 26 February 2020

Question ref. S5O-04184

Asked by: Harris, Alison, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 February 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how it measures the outcomes of city and regional growth deals."

Awaiting answer

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