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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.

Committees

Alexander is a member of 1 committee

Cross-party groups

Alexander is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Construction

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Oil and Gas

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Deputy Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alexander has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Connectivity

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on the Islands

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 6 previous roles

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

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

Register of interests

Alexander's register of interests

MSP's 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 Alexander Burnett. The date of their initial statement was 08 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am an unpaid Director of Leys Business Services Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. Leys Business Services Limited is a limited company providing IT, HR and HSQE support services and is a 50% owned related undertaking of North Banchory Company Limited. [Registered 29 May 2018]

I am a member of St Andrew Street Development LLP, of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. This is a Limited Liability Partnership concerned with the ownership and rental of investment property. My share of profits for the year to 31 August 2017 was £1,740. I estimate that my share of profits for the year to 31 August 2018 will be between £1,001 and £2,000. I will not devote any time to this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I own and am a sole trader of AJA Burnett Estate, a property leasing and forestry undertaking managed by Strutt & Parker, St Nicholas House, 68 Station Road, Banchory, AB31 5YJ. The level of profits and losses fluctuates. I anticipate to withdraw between £160,000 and £170,000 in way of personal remuneration in 2017/18 based on historical figures. I expect to spend between 0 and 1 day per month on this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I am a Director of Bancon Developments Holdings Limited, a company concerned with the building, contracting, dealing, developing and managing of property. I expect to receive remuneration in the range of £10,001 to £15,000 for the year ended 31 March 2018 and in the range of £20,001 to £25,000 in the year ending 31 March 2019. [Registered 05 May 2018]

I am an unpaid Director of JIGSAW Energy Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. JIGSAW Energy Limited is dormant limited company and is a 100% owned subsidiary (related undertaking) of North Banchory Company Limited.

I am Director and Chairman of North Banchory Company Limited, of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. This is a property development and letting company. Until March 2018, I received a basic salary of £6,273 per annum. I continue to receive private medical insurance of approximately £1,500 per annum and, periodically, lump sum pension contributions. I do not expect to receive a salary or pension contribution in the coming year and will register any contributions in the future in accordance with the rules. I expect to spend between 0 and 1 day per month on this role. [Amended interest 14 December 2017; Amended interest 5 May 2018].

I am an unpaid Director of Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited of Banchory Business Centre, Burn O'Bennie Road, Banchory, AB31 5ZU. Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited is a limited company providing heat energy to residential and commercial consumers and is a 100% owned subsidiary (related undertaking) of North Banchory Company Limited.

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own AJA Burnett Estate in Aberdeenshire which encompasses agricultural land, residential and commercial lettings, wayleaves and recreational, arts, sporting and forestry interests. The market value of the property is in the range £10,000,001 - £10,100,000. The property generates a gross annual income of between £520,001 and £530,000. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

I am a Trustee and sole beneficiary of the Banchory Trust. The Trust owns property in Aberdeenshire with a market value of between £14,600,001 and £14,700,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £430,001 and £440,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Banchory Trust this session.

I am a trustee and potential beneficiary of the Fordie Trust. The Trust owns property with a market value of between £3,700,001 and £3,800,000. The Property generates a gross annual income of between £70,000 and £80,000. I do not expect to receive any income from the Fordie Trust this session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017].

Interest in shares

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Bancon Developments Holdings Limited, a company concerned with the building, contracting, dealing, developing and managing of property. The shares represent 37.59% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £5,016,698 at 31/03/17 per Statutory Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in North Banchory Company Limited, a property development and letting company. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £10,874,387 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

Through Inchmarlo Land Holdings Limited, I hold “A” Ordinary £1 shares in Inchmarlo Land Company Limited, a property letting, managing and development company. The shares represent 19.17% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £114,024 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Horn Enterprises Limited, a company involved in investment and financing of development opportunities. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Leys Business Services Limited, a limited company providing IT, HR and HSQE support services. The shares represent 50% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this session. [Registered 29 May 2018]

I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Inchmarlo Land Holdings Limited, a holding company. The shares represent 37.59% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 2018]

I hold 100 Ordinary £1 shares in Deeside Woodlands Products, a cooperative concerned with the production of timber products. The shares represent 14.3% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold an Ordinary £1 share in JIGSAW Energy Limited, a dormant company. The share represents 100% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

I hold an Ordinary £1 share in St Nicholas Productions Limited, which promotes and engages in diversified theatrical, artistic and associated recreational enterprises connected with Leys Estate and the Banchory area, together with the provision of marketing and support services. The share represents 50% of the issued share capital. The market value of the shares falls below the threshold for registration. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session.

Through North Banchory Company Limited, I hold Ordinary £1 shares in Hill of Banchory ESCo Limited, a company providing of heat energy to residential and commercial consumers. The shares represent 100% of the issued share capital, with a market value of approximately £386,876 at 31/10/17 per Management Accounts. I do not expect to receive any dividend from this company during this Session. [Amended interest 14 December 2017, Amended interest 29 May 2018].

Voluntary

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 8 May 2019]

Until April 2017, I was a director, member and shareholder of Deeside Woodland Products, a cooperative.

I am a director of St Nicholas Productions Limited.

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.

Hospitality Businesses (Support)

Alexander Burnett made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I draw members’ attention to my entry in the register of interests, which relates to tourism…

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Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alexander Burnett made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 03 December 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "It is welcome to finally be here deliberating legislation to advance heat networks in Scotland, although I feel that it has been a long time coming; so long, in fact, that I had to check when the subject was first raised in the Parliament, and the honour falls to Sarah Boyack for raising it back in 2003. For my own part, and to declare an…

Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Alexander Burnett made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 18 November 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. My questions are on non-domestic rates…

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Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alexander Burnett made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 12 November 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Official statistics are important in all democracies, enabling us to hold our Governments to account, no matter what party we are in or who is in power…

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Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2021-22

Alexander Burnett made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 04 November 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "That is absolutely fine, convener. I have two questions, if that will make up for it. The first is Covid related and follows on directly from what John Cullinane said about definitions…

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Votes

How Alexander Burnett has voted in Parliament

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Motion ref. S5M-23014

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill

Submitted by: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Friday, October 9, 2020

Supported by: Bill Bowman, Tom Mason, John Mason
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, December 3, 2020

Result 109 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 20 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537.1

BiFab

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Result 61 for, 2 against, 58 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23537

BiFab

Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 61 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536.2

Business Support

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Fiona Hyslop, Ben Macpherson, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23536

Business Support

Date lodged: Monday, November 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Result 96 for, 23 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Alexander Burnett in Parliament

Find out what motions Alexander Burnett has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23532

Celebrating 25 Years of Deveron Projects

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23334

Thomas Truby, Inspiring Aberdeenshire Award Winner

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23248

Grampian Transport Museum

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23152

Further Support for Autism and Learning Disabilities

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-23387

Charlie Adam’s Contribution to NFU Scotland

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

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.

S5W-33388 - Answered

19 November 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it is giving to local authorities that have had to minimise or reduce concessions for disabled people who regularly use their public facilities, such as swimming pools."

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S5W-33596 - Unanswered

30 November 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government whether the cycle threshold for the polymerase chain reaction process being used by (a) NHS and (b) Lighthouse Labs laboratories for COVID-19 tests is known, and when this information will be made public, in light of it playing a critical role in diagnosis and the development of policy."

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S5W-33594 - Unanswered

30 November 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government at what level of population infection will the COVID-19 testing strategy change from maximising sensitivity to find every possible case in high-volume throughput laboratories to a focus on maximising specificity in low-volume laboratories with high levels of quality control in order to avoid any risk of false positive…

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S5W-33595 - Unanswered

30 November 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what the cycle threshold is for the polymerase chain reaction process being used for COVID-19 tests processed at (a) NHS and (b) Lighthouse Labs laboratories."

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S5W-33588 - Unanswered

30 November 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it will implement antibody testing of everyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since 1 September 2020 in order to confirm that the diagnoses were correct."

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