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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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John Scott

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Ayr (Constituency) 2000 - present day

About John Scott

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5638
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

17 Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1EZ

Phone: 01292 286251
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

John is a member of 9 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Aviation

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Beer and Pubs

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on China

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Co-Operatives

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Food

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Co-Convener

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Towns and Town Centres

Convener

Parliamentary and Government Roles

John has 1 parliamentary and government role

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Member

Party Roles

John does not have any party roles

Previous roles

John has had 31 previous roles

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

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Farming

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 June 2017 - 18 September 2019

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 18 September 2019

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

05 September 2017 - 10 September 2019

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

29 June 2017 - 05 September 2017

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Conveners Group

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Member

14 June 2016 - 29 June 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Convener

26 May 2016 - 28 June 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Sustainable Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

08 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

11 May 2011 - 12 May 2016

Deputy Presiding Officer

Scottish Parliament

01 February 2012 - 23 March 2016

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

Substitute Member

07 January 2015 - 23 March 2016

Standards Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Substitute Member

05 June 2013 - 23 March 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

01 June 2011 - 04 June 2013

Subordinate Legislation Committee

Member

17 May 2007 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on Rural Development

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

20 June 2007 - 22 March 2011

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Deputy Convener

17 May 2007 - 22 March 2011

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

27 June 2007 - 12 November 2008

Public Petitions Committee

Substitute Member

13 June 2007 - 20 June 2007

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Member

21 May 2003 - 24 May 2007

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Appointed Member

02 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Parliamentary Bureau

Substitute Member

14 September 2005 - 02 April 2007

Finance Committee

Substitute Member

11 June 2003 - 02 April 2007

Public Petitions Committee

Deputy Convener

03 September 2003 - 25 August 2005

Communities Committee

Substitute Member

03 September 2003 - 08 October 2003

Education Committee

Substitute Member

04 June 2003 - 11 June 2003

Public Petitions Committee

Member

27 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Party Spokesperson on the Environment

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

28 June 2001 - 31 March 2003

Transport and the Environment Committee

Member

16 May 2002 - 31 March 2003

Rural Development Committee

Substitute Member

30 March 2000 - 28 June 2001

Public Petitions Committee

Member

Register of interests

John'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 John Scott. The date of their initial statement was 25 May 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

I am a partner in Messrs W. Scott and Son, Girvan, a farming concern. I work 14 hours per month for which I receive remuneration of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Amended interest 19 June 2017]

Gifts

On 22 April 2017 my wife and I attended Ayr Racecourse as guests of the Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (a betting firm of 5th Floor, The Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ). The value of the tickets was £295 each and therefore the combined value of the gift to my wife and me was £590. [Registered 28 April 2017]

Overseas visits

No registrable interests

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests

Heritable property

I own a flat in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £250,001 and £300,000. I receive a gross income from this flat of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Amended interest 19 June 2017, Amended interest 24 March 2020]

I own a flat in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £100,001 and £150,000. I receive gross income from this flat of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum.

I own a cottage in South Ayrshire with a market value of between £50,001 and £100,000 and have done so since June 2015. I receive a gross income from this cottage of between £5,001 and £10,000 per annum. [Registered 24 March 2020.]

I own agricultural land and property with a market value of between £800,001 and £900,000 which produces a gross annual income of between £190,001 and £200,000. From 6 March 2009, part of the Farm’s income comes from a contract with CRE Energy Ltd to provide access over the farm for the purpose of maintaining a windfarm on adjoining land. All of the above income is used annually to run, maintain and invest in the farm. [Amended interest 19 June 2017]

Interest in shares

I own 100% of Water Distribution and Energy Services Ltd, a water retailing company. This company is registered but not trading.

Voluntary

I am an unremunerated co-opted regional branch member and honorary fellow of the Moredun Institute.

I am an unremunerated honorary member of the British Veterinary Association.

I am an unremunerated Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society. [Amended interest 19 June 2017]

I am a member of the National Farmers Union of Scotland.

Recent Activity

What was said

What John Scott 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: 14 January 2021

Managing Scotland’s Fisheries

John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "Inaudible.—interest as a—Inaudible.—Fishermen’s Association. What is being done to protect and help the prawn fisheries in the Clyde at this awkward time?"

Chamber meeting date: 4 January 2021

Covid-19

John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "The First Minister knows of my concerns, which I have repeatedly raised with her, about the threat to bed capacity in Ayrshire and Arran, with particular regard to ICU capacity as the pandemic progresses…

Chamber meeting date: 30 December 2020

Covid-19

John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "Although the new variant strain of Covid-19 is on the rise, which is immensely concerning, intensive care unit and other hospital beds are, thankfully, not overwhelmed…

Chamber meeting date: 23 December 2020

South Ayrshire Council (Meetings)

John Scott: "The cabinet secretary will know that high streets across Scotland have been struggling for years—nowhere more than in Ayr—and that Covid has made the problem worse. Businesses large and small need help in both the short and the longer term…

Chamber meeting date: 22 December 2020

Covid-19

John Scott (Ayr) (Con): "Given the concerns about bed capacity, particularly in intensive care, in Ayrshire and across Scotland and about the lack of available staff for the Louisa Jordan units in the worst-case scenarios, what reassurance can the First Minister give that ICU beds will be available to the people of Ayrshire and Scotland? Can she provide details of how the…

Votes

How John Scott has voted in Parliament

Find out how John Scott has voted recently.

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

Motion ref. S5M-23768

Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Monday, December 21, 2020

Supported by: Jenny Gilruth, Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Result 117 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5 SP Bill 77 Amendment 1

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Result 33 for, 86 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Defeated

Motions

Written questions

Written questions John Scott 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-34153

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will confirm the exact level of funding that will be made available to coach companies and tour operators from the "almost £6 million" fund that it announced on 9 December 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34154

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what the maximum grant will be that coach companies and tour operators can claim from the "almost £6 million" fund that it announced on 9 December 2020."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-34152

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date in January coach companies and tour operators will be able to claim from the "almost £6 million" fund that it announced on 9 December 2020, and how long it anticipates it will take to process applications and distribute funding."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04894

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of South Ayrshire Council and what was discussed."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04758

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that ScotRail plans to reduce services by 10% next month."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04727

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 October 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place to improve digital access, skills and confidence for older people."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04671

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve road connectivity in South Ayrshire."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-04623

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16 September 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with NHS Ayrshire and Arran regarding measures to control the spread of COVID-19."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03439

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19 June 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in developing new face-to-face assessments for new devolved benefits."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5O-03361

Asked by: Scott, John, Ayr, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 5 June 2019

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve the road network in South Ayrshire."

Awaiting answer

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