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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Rachael Hamilton

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency) 2017 - present day

Former MSP for South Scotland (Region) 2016 - 2017

About Rachael Hamilton

Contact details

Contact online

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6972
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at their Constituency

7 Abbey Court
Kelso
TD5 7JA

Phone: 01573 224862
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Rachael is a member of 15 cross-party groups

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

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Culture

Deputy Convener

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Independent Convenience Stores

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Lung Health

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Music

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scotch Whisky

Member

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Social Enterprise

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on St Andrew’s Day

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tourism

Deputy Convener

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

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on USA

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Rachael does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Rachael has 2 party roles

Party Spokesperson on Older People

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Social Security

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Rachael has had 13 previous roles

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

25 February 2020 - 20 August 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Member

28 June 2017 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Co-Chair

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

10 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

28 June 2017 - 18 February 2020

Party Spokesperson on Culture

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

17 May 2018 - 10 September 2019

Public Petitions Committee

Member

21 June 2017 - 17 May 2018

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

26 May 2016 - 02 May 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Business

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

26 May 2016 - 02 May 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

29 September 2016 - 02 May 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 17 November 2016

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Member

08 June 2016 - 29 September 2016

European and External Relations Committee

Member

Register of interests

Rachael'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 Rachael Hamilton. The date of their initial statement was 01 June 2016.

Remuneration and related undertaking

No registrable interests.

Gifts

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Overseas visits

From 6 to 10 September 2018 I travelled to Quingdao, Shandong Province, China to participate as a panellist in the World Tourism Cities Federation Summit. The costs of the visit were met by the BBC (a public services broadcaster, of Portland Place London W1A 1AA). The trip cost a total of £1,234. [Registered 13 September 2018].

Controlled transactions

No registrable interests.

Heritable property

I own a 50% share of a house in the Scottish Borders with a market value of between £90,001 and £100,000. I receive no rental income for this property. [Amended interest 26 September 2018]

Interest in shares

I own 49% of the issued share capital in Borders Hotels Ltd. (of the Green, St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0EW). These are ordinary shares with a market value of £161,158. The company is a privately owned limited company therefore market value is difficult to determine. The value given is the net asset value based on the latest accounts filed with Companies House.

Voluntary

No registrable interests.

No registrable interests.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Rachael Hamilton 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.

Votes

How Rachael Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rachael Hamilton has voted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22803

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 108 for, 6 against, 15 abstained

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 21, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 64 for, 35 against, 30 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22780.3

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Michael Russell, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 65 for, 55 against, 9 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22800

Approval of SSI

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 114 for, 1 against, 14 abstained

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S5M-22731

Employment Support

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Result 89 for, 28 against, 12 abstained

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motions

Motions made by Rachael Hamilton in Parliament

Find out what motions Rachael Hamilton has submitted recently.

Motion ref. S5M-22757

Landlslide Road Reviews

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22589

Recognising the Importance of Animals to the Armed Forces

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22364

Increase in the Cost of Rural Crime in Scotland

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22285

Recognising the Importance of Agritourism

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Motion ref. S5M-22149

UK Global Tariff Policy and the British Egg Industry

Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

Written questions

Written questions Rachael Hamilton 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.

S5W-31702 - Answered

09 September 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it has offered to food banks and hubs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to assist with the distribution of items to vulnerable people."

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S5W-31872 - Answered

17 September 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what the indicative time frame is for the planned transfer of powers to Social Security Scotland from the DWP."

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S5W-31703 - Answered

09 September 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what direct support it has provided to food banks and hubs during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-31703 - Answered

09 September 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what direct support it has provided to food banks and hubs during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-31702 - Answered

09 September 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what support it has offered to food banks and hubs since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to assist with the distribution of items to vulnerable people."

Read the full question and answer

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