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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jamie Halcro Johnston

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2017 - present day

About Jamie Halcro Johnston

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6140
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jamie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Jamie has 4 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Trade

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Jamie has had 7 previous roles

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

16 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

23 December 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 23 December 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 16 December 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jamie'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 Jamie Halcro Johnston. The date of their initial statement was 09 June 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a partner in J Halcro-Johnston and Sons (a farming concern of Gyre Farm, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RD). I work one day per month. I receive a benefit in kind of accommodation in a property owned by the partnership, as well as payment of some utility bills, to a value of between £3,001 and £5,000 annually. If the partnership returns a profit, I anticipate receiving remuneration of between £1,001 and £2,000 annually. Any remuneration received by me will be reinvested in the business.

Until 19 June 2017 I was a sole trader providing freelance Sales Consultancy, providing services to Holyrood Communications. I worked three days per week in this role.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £300,001 and £350,001, which I use as accommodation when I attend the Parliament.

I own 150 acres of land in Orkney with a market value in the £0 - £50,000 band. I receive no income from this land.

I own a croft in Orkney which produces a gross annual income of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

No registrable interests.

Voluntary

I own 250 ordinary shares in Tetragen (Knapton) Ltd, an energy-from-waste firm.

I own 196 ordinary shares in Standard Life.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jamie Halcro Johnston 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: 19 January 2022

Waiting Times (Conditions other than Covid-19)

1. Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce waiting times for patients with conditions other than Covid-19. (S6O-00626)"

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Subsidy Control Bill

Jamie Halcro Johnston: "At last week’s session, I asked Professor Bell and George Peretz about transparency…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 19 January 2022

Budget Scrutiny 2022-23

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I have one specific question and a couple of slightly more general questions, so I will try to get through them quickly…

Economy and Fair Work Committee meeting date: 12 January 2022

Subsidy Control Bill

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Before I ask my main question, I have a supplementary question for Councillor Heddle about engagement and consultation. It is good to see another Orcadian on the panel. I hope that that will continue…

Chamber meeting date: 5 January 2022

Covid-19

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "More than £100 million of the business support that was announced by the Scottish Government is still to be allocated. While it sits in the Government’s bank account in Edinburgh, that money is clearly not supporting Scotland…

Votes

How Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-02853

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 87 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839.1

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02852

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: George Adam, Paisley, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02839

Education Failures and Guaranteeing the 2022 Exam Diet

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 67 for, 53 against, 1 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-02838

Protecting Local Government Funding in Scotland

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 17, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Result 65 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jamie Halcro Johnston 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-05705

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is available to self-catering businesses that have seen their business disrupted by COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-05704

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 January 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government for what reason self-catering, bed and breakfast accommodation and guest houses have reportedly been excluded from COVID-19 business funding delivered through VisitScotland, while hotels and hostels have been eligible for support."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-03569

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what proposals it has to improve the quality of installation and maintenance work on electrical installations."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 3 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03565

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) the UK Government and (b) relevant professional and trade bodies on improving the quality and safety of electrical installations in buildings."

Answered by: Patrick Harvie on 1 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03568

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what the outcomes were of its consultation on the regulation of electricians, and how it plans to take these conclusions forward."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 29 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03567

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Electricians Working Group is next scheduled to meet and what issues will be on the agenda."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 29 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03566

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 7 October 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when the Electricians Working Group last met and what issues it discussed."

Answered by: Tom Arthur on 29 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-01385

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that (a) ministers, (b) officials and (c) its agencies (i) are fully aware of and (ii) follow its guidance regarding three- and one-day COVID-19 testing prior to visiting island communities, and under what circumstances this guidance might not be required to be followed."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01896

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what changes it has made in its revised short-term let licensing order in relation to tourist (a) bed and breakfast accommodation and (b) self-catering units."

Answered by: Shona Robison on 20 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01895

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27 July 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many guest houses it estimates there are in Scotland, and how many are licensed under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005."

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 17 August 2021

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