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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 Fishing

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 6 previous roles

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

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

06 September 2018 - 25 February 2020

Economy Energy and Fair Work Committee

Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Finance and Constitution Committee

Substitute 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

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 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 196 ordinary shares in Standard Life.

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

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.

Cabinet Secretary Evidence Session

Jamie Halcro Johnston made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 16 September 2020

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I have a couple of questions about issues that I have raised previously. Cabinet secretary, you assured us that all devices, laptops and access to broadband would be with local authorities by 21 August, I think…

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Migration and Care Workers

Jamie Halcro Johnston made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Chamber - 15 September 2020

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "Some of the problems with recruitment in our care home sector are not new: they predate both Covid and Brexit. Will the minister set out what was being done to address the problems that existed in the sector before those two issues arose?"

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Scottish Parliament (Assistance for Political Parties) Bill: Stage 1

Jamie Halcro Johnston made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 10 September 2020

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I am delighted that I do not have to tear up my speech and that this is the consensual debate that I thought that it was going to be…

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Fishing Industry (Wind Farms)

Jamie Halcro Johnston made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 09 September 2020

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on tourism businesses in the Highlands and Islands."

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Counsellors in School Education

Jamie Halcro Johnston made 5 Contributions to this discussion

Education and Skills Committee - 09 September 2020

Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands) (Con): "I will comment quickly on the points that Beatrice Wishart made in relation to small communities in which there are limited resources…

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Votes

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.

S5O-04572 - Unanswered

02 September 2020

Halcro Johnston, Jamie: "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."

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S5O-04551 - Unanswered

26 August 2020

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

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S5O-04516 - Unanswered

19 August 2020

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

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S5O-04499 - Unanswered

12 August 2020

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

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S5W-29831 - Answered

10 June 2020

Halcro Johnston, Jamie: "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."

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