Douglas Ross

Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands

@Douglas4Moray

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  • Scottish Parliament: Ferry Procurement (Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd) 29 Sep 2022

    1. This week, it emerged that Ferguson’s shipyard received preferential treatment from this Government and its agencies in the shipyard’s bid to build two ferries. Ferguson’s was the only bidder that was given special access to a 424-page cheat sheet on how to build ferries—a cheat sheet that it literally copied page after page from. It received a confidential in-person meeting with...
  • Scottish Parliament: Ferry Procurement (Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd) 29 Sep 2022

    The only conclusion that any reasonable person can draw is that the deal was rigged. It seems that Nicola Sturgeon is the only one who saw this week’s programme who does not think that the deal was rigged. She has asked for clarity, but it would have been helpful for members who are trying to get clarity if all the information had been available, rather than it coming out as it did this...
  • Scottish Parliament: Ferry Procurement (Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd) 29 Sep 2022

    By giving Ferguson’s special treatment, as details that were unearthed only this week show, it appears as if the Government has broken European Union laws, and it may have committed fraud, but the First Minister thinks that that is no big deal, that it is just another SNP disaster, to which no one should pay any attention, and that there is nothing to see here. However, this does matter. [...

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Conservative MP for Moray, Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election

Also represented Highlands and Islands

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Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • HM Treasury
  • Cabinet Office
  • European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures
  • British Transport Police: Police Scotland
  • Whisky: Scotland
  • Emergency Services Network
  • European Fighter Aircraft

Currently held offices

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 15 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Procedure Committee (20 Jul 2020 to 25 May 2021)
  • Government Whip (18 Dec 2019 to 14 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (17 Dec 2019 to 26 May 2020)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Dec 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from The Scottish Football Association, Hampden Park, Glasgow G42 9AY, for serving as an assistant referee:
23 November 2020, received £445 for Celtic v Hibs. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
23 November 2020, received £445 for Ross County v Livingston. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
23 November 2020, received £445 for St Johnstone v Dundee United. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
23 November 2020, received £445 for Rangers v Ross County. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
23 November 2020, received £112 for being the standby official for Ross County v Hibs. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
12 December 2020, received £175 for Celtic v Ross County. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
12 December 2020, received £445 for Rangers v Aberdeen. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
12 December 2020, received £103 for Peterhead v St Johnstone. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £112 for being the standby official for Aberdeen v Ross County. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £112 for being the standby official for Ross County v Rangers. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £445 for Rangers v Motherwell. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £445 for Hamilton v Livingston. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £445 for Ross County v St Mirren. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £112 for being the standby official for Aberdeen v Dundee United. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £445 for Aberdeen v Rangers. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
19 January 2021, received £480 for Celtic v Aberdeen. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 22 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Payment of £106 expected for Elgin City v Queen of the South on 23 July 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2022)
Payment of £107 expected for Peterhead v Airdrie on 30 July 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 02 August 2022)
Payment of £173 expected for Inverness Caley Thistle v Cove Rangers on 13 August 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 16 August 2022)
Payment of £173 expected for Hamilton Academical v Raith Rovers on 20 August 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 22 August 2022)
Payment of £107 expected for Montrose v Kelty Hearts on 27 August 2022. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 30 August 2022)
Payments from UEFA, Route de Genève 46, Case postale, CH-1260 Nyon 2, Switzerland, for serving as an assistant referee:
30 November 2020, received £1,997.57 for SK Slavia Praha v Bayer Leverkusen. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Member of the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. All salary payments are donated to charity.
27 May 2021, payment of £1,444.22. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
30 June 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
30 July 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
31 August 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
30 September 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2022. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
29 October 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021)
30 November 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 03 December 2021)
30 December 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 12 January 2022)
31 January 2022, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 01 February 2022)
28 February 2022, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 01 March 2022)
31 March 2022, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2022)
29 April 2022, payment of £1,851.72. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 23 May 2022)
31 May 2022, payment of £1,851.72. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 13 June 2022)
From 30 June 2022 until further notice, I receive £1,851.72 a month. Hours: approx. 160 hrs a month. (Registered 14 July 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Diageo plc
Address of donor: 16 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Guest at the All England Tennis Club for the Championships together with associated hospitality, value £475

Date received: 4 July 2022

Date accepted: 4 July 2022

Donor status: company, registration 23307

(Registered 25 July 2022)
Name of donor: Salmon Scotland
Address of donor: 21 Calton Road, Edinburgh EH8 8DL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket with hospitality for the Open Golf Championship 2022 at St Andrews, value £1,000

Date received: 16 July 2022

Date accepted: 16 July 2022

Donor status: company, registration 152347

(Registered 09 August 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel and meals with a value of £7,856.24

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 7-13 October 2021

Purpose of visit: British-Qatari APPG visit to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations.

(Registered 02 November 2021)

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