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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Rachael Hamilton

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - 2017

About Rachael Hamilton

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6972
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Rachael does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Rachael has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Islands

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Affairs

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Rachael has had 9 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 04 May 2021

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Substitute Member

20 August 2020 - 04 May 2021

Social Security Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

17 May 2018 - 10 September 2019

Public Petitions Committee

Member

21 June 2017 - 17 May 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

29 September 2016 - 02 May 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 17 November 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Rachael'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 Rachael Hamilton. The date of their initial statement was 14 May 2021.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a director of Borders Hotels Ltd, a hospitality firm of the Green, St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0EW. I received £2,000 in the form of dividends in the year end accounts which I then paid directly into the company.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

No registrable interests.

Interest in shares

I own 49% of the issued share capital in Borders Hotels Ltd. of the Green, St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0EW. These are ordinary shares with a market value of £120,518. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

Voluntary

No registrable interests.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Rachael Hamilton 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: 15 September 2021

General Practitioner Services

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "I congratulate Carol Mochan—she gave a fantastic speech, as did all the other Opposition speakers. It seems that SNP members have no idea what is going on out there among their constituents…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

Vaccination Records

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "Constituents are reporting errors in their vaccination records, which are held on the NHS Scotland website…

Chamber meeting date: 9 September 2021

United Kingdom City of Culture 2025 (Borderlands)

1. Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what support it can offer the Borderlands region with its bid to be UK city of culture 2025. (S6O-00115)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2021

Programme for Government 2021-22

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "Yesterday’s programme for government announcement was incredibly disappointing, especially for rural Scotland…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 8 September 2021

Scottish Government Priorities

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "The programme for government says: “A preliminary package of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture will be developed by COP26.” That is a very tight timeframe…

Votes

How Rachael Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rachael Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-01217.2

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 67 for, 56 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217.1

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-01193

Future of North Sea Oil and Gas

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 13, 2021

Supported by: Meghan Gallacher, Rachael Hamilton, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 66 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01193.3

Future of North Sea Oil and Gas

Submitted by: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Patrick Harvie, Richard Lochhead, Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 68 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-01217

Return to Normal GP Services

Submitted by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 13, 2021

Supported by: Meghan Gallacher
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 89 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Rachael Hamilton 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-02914

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) deer and (b) pregnant hinds have been shot on Forestry and Land Scotland land in each of the last five years, also broken down by how many were shot (i) at night and (ii) outside of the closed season."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02915

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to ensure that people's COVID-19 vaccination records are accurate and display the appropriate information."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02987

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Seafood Producers Resilience Fund have been (a) received, (b) approved and (c) declined, and how much funding has been distributed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02981

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish Forestry Regional Strategic Woodland Creation Project fits with the (a) role of Regional Land Use Partnerships and Frameworks and (b) South of Scotland Regional Land Use Partnership pilot."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02988

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 September 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reported ferry cancellations, what action it is taking to ensure that fresh produce ferry freight is able to be moved effectively."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-02240

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of recommendation 15 in the report, Farming for 1.5C: From here to 2045, which states that "The carbon in Scotland’s soils should not be traded until further notice"."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02244

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will trial agroforestry pilot schemes, in light of the findings in the report, Farming for 1.5C: From here to 2045."

Answered by: Mairi McAllan on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02238

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide assistance to Scottish research and innovation bodies to implement recommendation six in the report, Farming for 1…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02237

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to reform the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS), in light of the findings in the report, Farming for 1.5C: From here to 2045, and whether it plans to allocate additional funding to the scheme."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02236

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17 August 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its assessment is of recommendation eight in the report, Farming for 1…

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 10 September 2021

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