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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Jamie Halcro Johnston

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Highlands and Islands (Region) 2017 - present day

About Jamie Halcro Johnston

Contact details

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6140
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

10 Drummond Street
Inverness
IV1 1QD

Committees

Cross-party groups

Jamie is a member of 5 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Colleges and Universities

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Crofting

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Japan

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Skills

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Jamie does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Jamie has 3 party roles

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Further Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Higher Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Science

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Jamie has had 8 previous roles

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

29 June 2017 - 23 December 2020

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

25 February 2020 - 16 December 2020

Education and Skills Committee

Member

28 June 2017 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Skills

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Education

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute Member

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Employment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 06 September 2018

Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee

Member

Register of interests

Jamie'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 Jamie Halcro Johnston. The date of their initial statement was 28 June 2017.

Remuneration and related undertaking

Until 19 June 2017 I was a sole trader providing Sales Consultancy based in my home in Edinburgh. I worked three days per week in this role. I anticipate receiving remuneration of between £5,001 and £10,000 for work carried out prior to becoming an MSP.

I am a partner in J Halcro-Johnston and Sons (a farming concern of Gyre Farm, Orphir, Orkney KW17 2RD). I work one day per month. I receive a benefit in kind of accommodation in a property owned by the partnership, as well as payment of some utility bills, to a value of between £3,001 and £5,000 annually. If the partnership returns a profit, I anticipate receiving remuneration of between £1,001 and £2,000 annually. Any remuneration received by me will be reinvested in the business.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

No registrable interests.

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a flat in Edinburgh with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000, which I use as accommodation when I attend the Parliament. I receive gross income from this flat from a lodger of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

I own 150 acres of land in Orkney with a market value in the £0 - £50,000 band. I receive gross income from this land in the £0-£5,000 band per year.

I own a croft which produces a gross annual income of up to £5,000.

Interest in shares

I am a Director and own 50% of the issued share capital in Campaignhouse Ltd. (a consultancy company of 2nd Floor, 11 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2DQ). These are ordinary shares with a market value of £50. The company is in the process of winding up. I expect to receive no remuneration from the company at the conclusion of this process. [Registered 31 July 2017]

Voluntary

I own 250 ordinary shares in Tetragen (Knapton) Ltd, an energy-from-waste firm.

I own 196 ordinary shares in Standard Life.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Jamie Halcro Johnston 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: 19 January 2021

Fishing Communities (Compensation)

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "The UK Government has taken responsibility for its share of the problem that the sector has faced over the past few weeks and has stepped up with a £23 million compensation fund…

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Managing Scotland’s Fisheries

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary for advance sight of his statement…

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

Tourism Sector (Impact of Covid-19)

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "On Marc Crothall’s point about the islands, I have previously raised the concern that tourism businesses can potentially be open, but there are no tourists and the support is not available. We will probably cover that later…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Rail Services

Jamie Halcro Johnston: "I do. Thank you, convener. First, the Glasgow Queen Street development has been a high-profile one. Can you give us an update on that, and say when you expect it to be finished…

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee meeting date: 13 January 2021

Interests

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Good morning, convener. Thank you very much, and happy new year to everyone. I declare that I am a member of—Interruption."

Votes

How Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted in Parliament

Find out how Jamie Halcro Johnston has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-23606

Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Friday, December 4, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Result 118 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23884

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - UK Legislation

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, January 18, 2021

Supported by: Ash Denham
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Result 92 for, 27 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Jamie Halcro Johnston 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. S5O-04883

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional support the NHS will require over the first quarter of 2021."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04824

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 25 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what additional funding it has made available to its enterprise agencies, which have been supporting economic recovery during the pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04693

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 21 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the impact of COVID-19 on businesses across the Highlands and Islands."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04674

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how Police Scotland ensures that people held in custody have access to all appropriate support services that they require."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04572

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on tourism businesses in the Highlands and Islands."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04551

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 26 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what analysis the finance secretary has made of the financial sustainability of Scotland's universities and colleges."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04516

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the regional economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04499

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12 August 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action Police Scotland is taking in response to littering in popular visitor areas over the summer."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-29831

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the decision of the Supreme Court in the case, Cardtronics UK Ltd and others v Sykes and others (Valuation Officers) [2020] UKSC 21, in relation to the application of non-domestic rates in Scotland."

Answered by: Ben Macpherson on 24 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-29178

Asked by: Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 May 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many pupils who would normally access children's services have not been in contact with either any of its agencies' or the local authority since schools were closed due to COVID-19."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 4 June 2020

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