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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.

Contact at local office

8 Castle Street
Huntly
Aberdeenshire
AB54 8BP

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

Committees

Alexander is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Alexander is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander has 1 parliamentary and government role

Parliamentary Bureau

Member

Party Roles

Alexander has 1 party role

Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 9 previous roles

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

08 September 2021 - 22 September 2022

Public Audit Committee

Substitute Member

17 June 2021 - 22 September 2022

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

20 May 2022 - 20 September 2022

Deputy Chief Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on International Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 20 May 2022

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 04 May 2021

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

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.

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: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Presiding Officer, “The dog bit me above the eye and the Queen came to tea,” is probably not the holiday diary that my primary school teacher had expected…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 7 September 2022

Registers of Scotland

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I alert members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I will start on a positive note: I have had some good feedback from professionals about some of the improvements to the service. I just wanted to pass that on…

Chamber meeting date: 23 June 2022

Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app locked me out. I would have abstained."

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 22 June 2022

Broadband Connectivity

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Good morning. Why has the voucher scheme not worked as well as you might have hoped? Why was the uptake so low? I wrote to you about the possibility of extending the deadlines for that…

Chamber meeting date: 16 June 2022

Men’s Sheds

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I thank Christine Grahame for securing the debate. I am very supportive of the men’s sheds in my constituency and I want to take the time to thank Jason Schroeder, chief executive and founder of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association…

Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Burnett has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 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. S6W-11223

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for people aged over 65 who wish to claim non-physical disability allowance and have not previously claimed this under the Personal Independence Payment system."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10833

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it spent on the restoration of peatland in 2021-22."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10836

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it reportedly chose not to support the Welsh and UK governments' proposals for a UK-wide ban on the sale of horticultural peat for use in the amateur gardening sector."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10835

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether a ban on the sale of peat will be in place in Scotland before the end of 2023."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10834

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to consult on proposals to ban the extraction and sale of peat in Scotland, and, if this is the case, when it expects to launch a consultation."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10839

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of peatland have been restored through its initiatives in each of the last 15 years."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 26 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10983

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much land that (a) it and (b) its agencies own is used for tree planting."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10986

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing any concerns of rural communities regarding the use of agricultural land for tree planting."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10461

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported progress of the Lyme disease vaccine candidate VLA15 being developed by Pfizer and Valneva, what support it is giving to the development of this vaccine."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10847

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what support Redress Scotland provides to victims applying to the scheme when asking for (a) evidence and (b) supporting documents for their claims, including to find records from (i) social care and (ii) hospital settings."

Awaiting answer

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