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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 14 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

Member

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 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

18 February 2020 - 11 August 2020

Co-Chair

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

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

29 September 2016 - 02 May 2017

Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee

Member

26 May 2016 - 02 May 2017

Deputy Party Spokesperson on Tourism

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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

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 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.

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Older People (Support while Shielding)

3. Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that older people who are shielding receive appropriate support. (S5O-04899)"

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Older People (Support while Shielding)

3. Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that older people who are shielding receive appropriate support. (S5O-04899)"

Chamber meeting date: 14 January 2021

Employment Opportunities (BAME Women)

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "I thank Linda Fabiani for bringing this members’ business debate to the chamber today…

Social Security Committee meeting date: 14 January 2021

“The 2019/20 audit of Social Security Scotland”

Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "It was interesting to hear what Stephen Boyle said about how Social Security Scotland can improve the situation and reduce fraud…

Chamber meeting date: 13 January 2021

Vitamin D Supplements

6. Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire) (Con): "To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the roll-out of vitamin D supplements for people who are eligible. (S5F-04724)"

Votes

How Rachael Hamilton has voted in Parliament

Find out how Rachael Hamilton 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 for

Vote Defeated

Motions

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.

Question ref. S5W-33652

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish figures for the number of doses of opioids prescribed during the COVID-19 pandemic for severe pain, and what assessment it has carried out of any increased usage due to the postponement or cancellation of operations."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33654

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any underreporting of child abuse as a result of lockdown restrictions."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33610

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33033 by Roseanna Cunningham on 18 November 2020, whether its reference to "stakeholders and customers" includes rural communities and organisations."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33653

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the reported rising number of cases of child abuse as a result of lockdown restrictions."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33655

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) reports of child abuse and (b) interventions by social services there have been in each month since March 2020."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33237

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what financial assistance is available for testing adults for dyslexia, and whether it will consider introducing free assessments to enable people in employment to receive support."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33241

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on identifying where funding can be allocated to facilitate free dyslexia tests for adults."

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33658

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 December 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the (a) A7 Selkirk Bypass, (b) A1 complete dualling from Dunbar to Lamberton and (c) Reston Station infrastructure project."

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33236

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the private sector to identify targeted measures that could be introduced to help adults with dyslexia."

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 3 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33154

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 November 2020

"To ask the Scottish Government when all care home residents will be eligible for vitamin D supplements, and when it anticipates it will be able to provide all care home residents with these."

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 26 November 2020

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