Douglas Ross

Conservative MSP for Highlands and Islands

@Douglas4Moray

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Douglas Ross’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women 25 Nov 2021

    1. Today, we stood together in a minute’s silence to mark international violence against women day. Tragically, in Scotland, more and more women each year become victims of crime. Last year saw the largest year-on-year rise in the number of domestic abuse charges, and the number of sexual crimes has more than doubled since 2007. We know that women suffer those horrific crimes far more than...
  • Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women 25 Nov 2021

    I absolutely agree that much more still needs to be done. Last week, I raised the case of Esther Brown. She was raped and murdered by a criminal with a long and appalling history of violence against women. Just this morning, we heard that arrests have finally been made in connection with the murder of schoolgirl Caroline Glachan, which took place more than 25 years ago. She was found dead on...
  • Scottish Parliament: Violence Against Women 25 Nov 2021

    I will appreciate any response that I get from the First Minister in a letter or in any other way, but a promise was made to a family who have gone through the worst of circumstances, which none of us can imagine, and, with less than a week to go, it sounds as though that promise is not going to be kept. That is not the only promise to the Stewart family and others like them that has been...

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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

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

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

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: 15 Nov 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from The Scottish Football Association, Hampden Park, Glasgow G42 9AY, for serving as an assistant referee:
15 October 2020, received £112 for being the Standby Official for Aberdeen v Rangers. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £112 for being the Standby Official for Ross County v Motherwell. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £445 for Rangers v St Mirren. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £445 for Kilmarnock v St. Johnstone. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £112 for being the Standby Official for Ross County v Celtic. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
15 October 2020, received £445 for Celtic v Livingston. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
23 November 2020, received £445 for Celtic v Hibs. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
23 November 2020, received £445 for Ross County v Livingston. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
23 November 2020, received £445 for St Johnstone v Dundee United. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
23 November 2020, received £445 for Rangers v Ross County. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
23 November 2020, received £112 for being the standby official for Ross County v Hibs. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021)
12 December 2020, received £175 for Celtic v Ross County. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
12 December 2020, received £445 for Rangers v Aberdeen. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
12 December 2020, received £103 for Peterhead v St Johnstone. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 January 2021, received £112 for being the standby official for Aberdeen v Ross County. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 January 2021, received £112 for being the standby official for Ross County v Rangers. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 January 2021, received £445 for Rangers v Motherwell. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 January 2021, received £445 for Hamilton v Livingston. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 January 2021, received £445 for Ross County v St Mirren. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 January 2021, received £112 for being the standby official for Aberdeen v Dundee United. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 November 2021)
19 January 2021, received £445 for Aberdeen v Rangers. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
Payments from UEFA, Route de Genève 46, Case postale, CH-1260 Nyon 2, Switzerland, for serving as an assistant referee:
12 October 2020, received £1,356.25 for Shakhtar Donesk v Benfica. Hour: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
12 October 2020, received £1,044.13 for B36 v Levadia. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
6 November 2020, received £1,035.32 for Luxembourg v Cyprus. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 25 November 2020)
30 November 2020, received £1,997.57 for SK Slavia Praha v Bayer Leverkusen. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 November 2021)
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)
30 June 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021)
30 July 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021)
31 August 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021)
30 September 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021)
29 October 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 15 November 2021)
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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