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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

Jamie is a member of 8 cross-party groups

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Civil Nuclear Industry

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on India

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Space

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jamie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Jamie has 2 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Islands

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Jamie has had 19 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 29 June 2023

Economy and Fair Work Committee

Member

22 September 2021 - 29 June 2023

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Substitute Member

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Enterprise

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

21 May 2021 - 28 June 2023

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Trade

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Further Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

11 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Science

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

28 June 2017 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

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.

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.

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 20 February 2024

Budget Scrutiny 2024-25

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I want to go back to the issues around the enterprise bodies and economic growth…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 6 February 2024

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2024 [Draft]

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I have a quick point of clarification along the same lines as the convener’s point about Police Scotland, which has talked about the lack of exemption…

Finance and Public Administration Committee meeting date: 6 February 2024

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Financial Memorandum

Jamie Halcro Johnston: "I remind the committee of my entry in the register of members’ interests as a partner in a farming business and a member of the Royal Highland Agricultural Society, Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland…

Chamber meeting date: 1 February 2024

Budget 2024-25

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I join my fellow committee members in thanking our clerks, for their work in putting together the report; our adviser, Professor Mairi Spowage, for her guidance, which was particularly helpful for me, as a relatively new member of the committee; the witnesses who gave their time and expertise; and SPICe, for its support. During our scrutiny of the…

Chamber meeting date: 31 January 2024

Crime and Antisocial Behaviour (Highlands and Islands)

2. Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for tackling crime and antisocial behaviour in the Highlands and Islands. (S6O-03031)"

Votes

How Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-12252

Scottish Rate Resolution

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12248

Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Angela Constance
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, February 22, 2024

Result 62 for, 29 against, 25 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 84 for, 32 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12215.1

Crisis in NHS Dentistry

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Supported by: Carol Mochan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 85 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-12214

Improving Access to Primary Care

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Questions

Questions Jamie Halcro Johnston has asked

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

Question ref. S6O-03031

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24 January 2024

"To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for tackling crime and antisocial behaviour in the Highlands and Islands."

Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2024

Question ref. S6O-02866

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 6 December 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will support small businesses over the coming months."

Taken in the Chamber on 13 December 2023

Question ref. S6O-02776

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 15 November 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many health services across the Highlands and Islands have been downgraded or lost entirely over the last 16 years."

Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

Question ref. S6W-21721

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been submitted in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

Question ref. S6W-21722

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been withdrawn by the applicant in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

Question ref. S6W-21724

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been granted against the recommendation of the relevant local authority in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

Question ref. S6W-21723

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been granted in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

Question ref. S6W-21725

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many decisions to refuse applications for onshore wind development with a capacity of less than 50 megawatts have been overturned by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 20 October 2023

Question ref. S6W-21726

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government how many decisions to refuse onshore wind development with a capacity of less than 50 megawatts have been upheld by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division."

Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 20 October 2023

Question ref. S6W-21720

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 September 2023

"To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of anticipated community benefit payments have been successfully made to the affected communities in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority area."

Answered by Gillian Martin on 9 October 2023

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