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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alexander Stewart

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife (Region) 2016 - present day

About Alexander Stewart

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6135
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alexander is a member of 7 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Disability

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Heart Disease and Stroke

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Malawi

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rail

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alexander does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Alexander has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Housing

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Planning

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alexander has had 11 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Substitute Member

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Whip

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 25 February 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee

Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Local Government

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 May 2018 - 06 September 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 17 May 2018

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

09 March 2017 - 29 June 2017

Justice Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Europe and External Relations

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Register of interests

Alexander'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 Alexander Stewart. The date of their initial statement was 19 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 4 May 2017, when I stood down, I was a local authority councillor for Perth and Kinross Council (of 2 High Street, Perth). I worked 40 hours per week and received remuneration of between £20,001 and £25,000 per annum. This included £7,000 per annum for my role as convener of the Scrutiny Committee. From 1 July 2016 I no longer took any monies from the Council by way of salary and began working part time at that stage. Until I stood down I still took expenses relating to council duties including to cover: telecommunications and some travel. [Amended interest 12 September 2017]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

From 9 to 13 October 2016 I visited Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The trip was arranged by the Taipei Representative Office (Edinburgh office) in the UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan) (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE). I met a number of Government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The total cost of the flight, hotel and ancillary expenses was £6000. These costs were met by the Taiwanese Government. [Registered 24 October 2016]

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 24 November 2017]

Interest in shares

No registrable interests

Voluntary

I am an Honorary Ambassador of the Ancre Somme Association, Scotland. [Registered 27 March 2018]

I am the Battalion President of the Stirling and District Battalion of The Boys’ Brigade. [Registered 20 September 2016]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 27 March 2019]

I am a Captain of the 4th Division, High Constables, City of Perth. [Registered 27 March 2018]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 10 June 2019]

[Ceased interest removed from entry: 12 September 2018]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alexander Stewart 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.

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 20 January 2021

Travelling Funfairs (Licensing) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Mr Colquhoun has explained in written evidence and in answers this morning that flexibility in meeting meet local circumstances is a key feature of the licensing act, but the act it disadvantages fairground operators and might well advantage the local authorities. That is your basic problem, or the basic reason behind some of the concerns that you…

Chamber meeting date: 19 January 2021

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I am delighted to open on behalf of the Scottish Conservatives in this important stage 1 debate. I extend my thanks to the committee clerks and all those who provided extensive evidence on a complex subject…

Equalities and Human Rights Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Access to Justice (PE1695)

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "I acknowledge the work that David Stewart has put in on the petition, and I concur with what Mary Fee said about our writing to the Government—I think that it would be appropriate for us to do that…

Equalities and Human Rights Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Makaton Sign Language (Legal System) (PE1787)

Alexander Stewart: "I echo your comments, convener. There is merit in the petition, and there is an opportunity for our legacy report to include the matter so that it is taken forward…

Local Government and Communities Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Parts 3 and 5) (Post-Legislative Scrutiny)

Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Con): "Good morning, cabinet secretary. You have spoken about the groups that have met, the task force that has been introduced, and the action groups, which are very welcome…

Votes

How Alexander Stewart has voted in Parliament

Find out how Alexander Stewart has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23803

Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Result 26 for, 90 against, 1 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23917

Culpable Homicide (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Result 26 for, 89 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23911

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 96 for, 5 against, 18 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23903

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 100 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 7 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23910

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Result 118 for, 1 against, 2 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Alexander Stewart 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. S5W-34768

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its plans are for arranging COVID-19 vaccines for patient-facing physiotherapists in the private sector and for arranging subsequent communications to them on this matter."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34047

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what guidance and advice is available for GP practices to enable them to offer face-to-face appointments in a safe way during the current COVID-19 restrictions."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34558

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government, for what reason the DigitalBoost Development Grant website reported on its launch day on 12 January 2021 that "applications are in excess of the available budget..…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34552

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 January 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial assistance is available to self-employed sports and fitness coaches whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04886

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce coronary heart disease mortality rates across all NHS boards."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33736

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many tenants facing financial difficulty because of COVID-19 have received support through the Tenant Hardship Loan Fund."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 11 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33687

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what criteria are followed when considering whether to grant the (a) building of new and (b) recommissioning of former intensive poultry units, including how the proposed facilities will be able to control potential (i) diseases, including avian flu and (ii) environmental risks, particularly near residential and/or…

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 9 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33716

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 3 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote collaborative work between landlords and tenants who are facing difficulties paying their rent."

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 9 December 2020

Question ref. S5O-04827

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with local government regarding flytipping during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-33034

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-04713 by Kevin Stewart on 4 November 2020 (Official Report, c…

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 11 November 2020

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