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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 3 party roles

Co-Chair

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Rural Economy

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Previous roles

Rachael has had 9 previous roles

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

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.

Farmers and Crofters (Financial Stability)

Rachael Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 24 June 2020

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "I thank the cabinet secretary for providing prior sight of his statement…

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Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Food and Drink (Impact of Covid-19)

Rachael Hamilton made 3 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 24 June 2020

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "I refer members to my entry in the register of interests. I am a shareholder in a small hospitality business in the Borders."

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Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill

Rachael Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 17 June 2020

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "In closing for the Scottish Conservatives, I express my thanks to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee for its work on the bill…

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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

Rachael Hamilton made 7 Contributions to this discussion

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - 17 June 2020

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "My amendment 37 has similar objectives to Colin Smyth’s amendment 36, but there is a clear difference. Under the principles of secondary legislation, the committee will note that my list is shorter…

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Rural and Island Economies (Impact of Covid-19)

Rachael Hamilton made 1 Contribution to this discussion

Chamber - 11 June 2020

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "What discussions have there been about moving self-catering businesses into phase 2 of the plans for easing lockdown, and what action has the Scottish Government taken to ensure that grant funding is now reaching self-catering businesses after their initial exclusion from it?"

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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-30140 - Answered

22 June 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports of a number of large and medium-sized planning applications being submitted to national park planning authorities, in light of them not being part of local development plans."

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S5W-30142 - Answered

22 June 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what safeguards are in place for statutory designations within a national park, and how these are protected under national park planning regulations."

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S5W-28455 - Answered

16 April 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government how many personal protective equipment (PPE) kits were ordered specifically for use in care homes and nursing homes in response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-28451 - Answered

16 April 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government what action it took to ensure that care homes and nursing homes were provided with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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S5W-30141 - Unanswered

22 June 2020

Hamilton, Rachael: "To ask the Scottish Government, in the context of national park authority planning regulations, whether a development proposal that is not within the current local development plan should be withheld from any consideration by planners until the consultation begins on the next local development plan."

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