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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Donald Cameron

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2016 - present day

About Donald Cameron

Contact details

Contact online

Post-d: @DAJCameron

Facebook: Donald's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6990
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Donald is a member of 6 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Gaelic

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Health Inequalities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on MS

Co-Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Donald does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Donald has 3 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Constitutional Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on External Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Donald has had 11 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 23 June 2021

Constitution Europe External Affairs and Culture Committee

Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Health and Sport Committee

Member

02 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

COVID19 Committee

Convener

02 September 2020 - 04 May 2021

Conveners Group

Member

20 August 2020 - 02 September 2020

COVID19 Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Member

06 February 2019 - 13 August 2020

Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Health and Sport Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 09 March 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Donald'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 Donald Cameron 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: 8 December 2022

A83 (Rest and be Thankful)

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "At the weekend, the Sunday Post revealed that, in the past 15 years, almost £100 million has been spent on short-term repairs to the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful…

Chamber meeting date: 7 December 2022

Independence Referendum (Supreme Court Ruling)

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Following the Supreme Court’s ruling last month, there is no legal justification to continue to spend £20 million on planning a referendum that the Government does not have the authority to hold…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 1 December 2022

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I would like to ask about regulatory divergence. I think that we all appreciate that the bill has to be read in conjunction with the Scottish Government’s stated policy of aligning with EU law…

Chamber meeting date: 29 November 2022

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests, which shows that I am a member of the Faculty of Advocates. It is not often that I get to my feet in the chamber with reluctance or with a heavy heart…

Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee meeting date: 24 November 2022

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Thank you, convener. I should refer to my entry regarding agriculture in the register of members’ interests. I will return to the questions of staff, timing and resources in the third section, and I will ask about two issues…

Votes

How Donald Cameron has voted in Parliament

Find out how Donald Cameron has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-07133.2

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133.1

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 23 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-07133

International Human Rights Days

Submitted by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Ben Macpherson, Shona Robison
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Result 86 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07111.3

The State of the Scottish Education System

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Result 66 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-07120.1

Business Programme

Submitted by: Alexander Burnett, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Supported by: Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Result 30 for, 91 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motions

Questions

Questions Donald Cameron has asked

These are the questions that this MSP has asked in Parliament. It also includes any answer to those questions.

Question ref. S6W-12998

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12376 by Mairi McAllan on 1 December 2022, whether it applied any monitoring and evaluation criteria to the initial £2 million of loss and damage funding that was announced on 11 November 2021, prior to funding being awarded to projects."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12983

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many communities (a) each year and (b) in the last 12 months have (i) registered an interest in acquiring and (ii) acquired land under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and how much funding it has made available to support these communities in each case."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12973

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many waste water treatment plants there are in the Highlands and Islands region."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12979

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been awarded in Private Water Supply Grants to (a) homes and (b) commercial premises in the Highlands and Islands region in each year since 2007."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12981

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02381 by Mairi Gougeon on 2 September 2021, whether it will provide an update on its progress in developing a Crofting Bill during the current parliamentary session."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12980

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether average farm income has increased in real terms for each financial year since 2016-17, and, if so, by how much."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12989

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how many fines have been issued for failing to maintain wind turbines properly since 2007, and what the individual amounts of any fines were."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12991

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government how it currently monitors leading edge erosion on wind turbines, and whether it has any plans to increase this monitoring."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12978

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of sewage services in the Highlands and Islands region are provided privately for (a) commercial activities and (b) domestic properties."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

Question ref. S6W-12988

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 8 December 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to conduct a study on the impact of microplastic pollution and toxic compounds from wind turbines."

Answer expected on 22 December 2022

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