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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Alison Harris

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Central Scotland (Region) 2016 - present day

About Alison Harris

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6152
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Alison is a member of 3 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Building Bridges with Israel

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Horseracing and Bloodstock Industries

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Alison has 1 parliamentary and government role

Scottish Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund

Trustee

Party Roles

Alison has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Fair Work

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Alison has had 17 previous roles

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

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

03 September 2019 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Children

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 November 2016 - 10 September 2019

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

16 May 2018 - 10 September 2019

Education and Skills Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 10 September 2019

Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Substitute Member

28 June 2017 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2017 - 03 September 2019

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

19 April 2017 - 13 December 2018

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission Scotland Bill Committee

Member

06 September 2017 - 14 December 2017

Writers to the Signet Dependants Annuity Fund Amendment Scotland Bill Committee

Convener

19 April 2017 - 21 November 2017

Edinburgh Bakers Widows Fund Bill Committee

Member

14 June 2017 - 06 September 2017

Writers to the Signet Dependants Annuity Fund Amendment Scotland Bill Committee

Member

17 November 2016 - 29 June 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Finance

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2016 - 17 November 2016

Health and Sport Committee

Substitute Member

29 September 2016 - 17 November 2016

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Deputy Convener

16 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

Public Audit Committee

Deputy Convener

08 June 2016 - 16 June 2016

Public Audit Committee

Member

Register of interests

Alison'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 Alison Harris. The date of their initial statement was 24 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a principal of Alison A Harris Chartered Accountants, an accountancy practice (of 40 Gartcows Crescent, Falkirk). I will work in this post for one day per month. [Amended interest 15 August 2016]

Gifts

No registrable interests

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a third share of a house in Falkirk with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. The gross rental income is between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum of which I receive one third.

Interest in shares

I own 66.67% of ordinary shares in the Georgian Finance Company Ltd, a property rental company. The market value of the shares is £1 per share. I resigned as managing director of this company on 10 May 2016. I received no remuneration from this company.

I own 50% of ordinary shares in the Georgian Heritable Company Ltd, a property development company (which is currently dormant). The market value of the shares is £1 per share. I resigned as managing director of this company on 10 May 2016. I received no remuneration from this company.

Voluntary

I am the financial director of Relationship Scotland (couple counselling central Scotland). I receive no remuneration from this voluntary role.

I am the treasurer of the 1st Falkirk Scouts. I receive no remuneration from this voluntary role.

From 7 to 13 October 2018, 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 in the UK Edinburgh Office (of 1 Melville Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7PE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan). I met a number of government departments, as well as trade and cultural organisations. The cost of the flight was £4,135, and the cost of the hotel and ancillary expenses was £835. These costs were met by the Taiwanese Government. [Registered 13 November 2018]

Recent Activity

What was said

What Alison Harris 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.

Covid-19: Impact on Equalities and Human Rights

Alison Harris made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Equalities and Human Rights Committee - 25 June 2020

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "As the minister will obviously be aware, the Scottish Government has set up two expert groups: the expert group to look at the impact on minority ethnic communities, and the advisory board on social renewal, which I think that you mentioned earlier…

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Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill

Alison Harris made 7 Contributions to this discussion

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - 23 June 2020

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "Good morning. What involvement did you have in the development of the bill? Are you content with the consultation process and the development of the bill?"

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Covid-19: Impact on Equalities and Human Rights

Alison Harris made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Equalities and Human Rights Committee - 18 June 2020

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "Good morning, panel. What else should the Scottish Government be doing to mitigate the impact of the lockdown and Covid-19 on disabled people and their carers?"

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Registers of Scotland

Alison Harris made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - 16 June 2020

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "How does the ROS plan to achieve a 9 per cent reduction in salary costs and a 16 per cent reduction in non-salary costs over five years?"

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Older People (Volunteer Contact)

Alison Harris made 2 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 04 June 2020

7. Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to continue volunteer contact with older people who have been identified and supported during the Covid-19 outbreak beyond the current lockdown. (S5O-04370)"

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Written questions

Written questions Alison Harris 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.

S5O-04370 - Unanswered

27 May 2020

Harris, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to continue volunteer contact with older people who have been identified and supported during the COVID-19 outbreak beyond the current lockdown."

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S5O-04296 - Unanswered

11 March 2020

Harris, Alison:

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S5W-27236 - Answered

03 February 2020

Harris, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what timetable it has set to bring forward legislation to automatically entitle four-year-olds who are born between August and December to funded early learning and childcare in line with statutory provision for three- and four-year-olds when their parents use their legal right to defer entry to P1, as…

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S5O-04198 - Unanswered

26 February 2020

Harris, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the impact on housing and other local government services of the recent poor weather, and what additional assistance it has offered to councils to respond to this."

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S5W-27186 - Answered

29 January 2020

Harris, Alison: "To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there was a reduction of 1,007 in estimated FTE additional local authority staff required by April 2021 for the expansion to 1,140 hours of funded childcare between the June 2019 and December 2019 delivery progress reports."

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