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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 1 party role

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 5 previous roles

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

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Parliamentary Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Energy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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].

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

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].

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].

Interest in shares

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.

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.

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].

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.

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.

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].

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.

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 18 December 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].

Voluntary

I am a director of St Nicholas Productions Limited.

[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.

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.

Brexit

Alexander Burnett made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 19 June 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "My question is on the process for the UK common frameworks. I understand that, back in March 2019, you stopped your officials engaging. Is that true, and will you be looking to engage going forward?"

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Oil and Gas (Job Losses)

Alexander Burnett made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 18 June 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "We welcome the £62 million energy transition fund from the Scottish Government; it will position the north-east as a hydrogen model region, which the Scottish Conservatives have been calling for for some time…

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Provisional Outturn 2019-20

Alexander Burnett made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I refer to table 4 of the accompanying notes. We will always welcome an underspend when it is low in individual portfolios…

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Covid-19 Fiscal Implications

Alexander Burnett made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 16 June 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of interests. I join my colleagues and members across the chamber who have welcomed the additional funding that has been made available to date by the UK Government…

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Public Finances and Fiscal Framework (Impact of Covid-19) and Summer Budget Revision

Alexander Burnett made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Finance and Constitution Committee - 12 June 2020

Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West) (Con): "Cabinet secretary, you have called for more borrowing powers and you have expanded a bit on that, but I wonder exactly who you are planning on tapping up for that money…

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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-29807 - Answered

09 June 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to protect cancer treatment capacity, in terms of (a) infrastructure and (b) staff, in the event of a second surge of COVID cases."

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S5W-29809 - Answered

09 June 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of potential inequalities in access to treatment if treatment, in particular, surgery, is increasingly being delivered on a limited number of COVID-19-free sites, and how it plans to mitigate any such inequalities."

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S5W-30176 - Unanswered

23 June 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it has recruited a stroke advisor to the Chief Medical Officer, and, if so, whether (a) the position is full-time and (b) it will provide a summary of work undertaken by the postholder to date."

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S5W-29601 - Answered

04 June 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government, further to the comment by Jeane Freeman on 20 May 2020 that the Barnett consequentials it has received from “the additional resource that the UK Government has committed to care home work…will go to care home work in Scotland” (Official Report, c. 31), whether it will confirm how much has been…

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S5W-30129 - Unanswered

22 June 2020

Burnett, Alexander: "To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has taken to support large youth organisations such as the Scouts and Boys' Brigade that do not qualify for existing third sector interface funding."

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