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Douglas Ross

Conservative - Moray

3 APPG memberships (as of 29 Dec 2021)
Bingo, Boys' Brigade, Photography
4 Former APPG memberships
Digital Identity, Fair Fuel for UK Motorists and UK Hauliers, Farming, Scotch Whisky
Procedure Committee
20th Jul 2020 - 25th May 2021
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Scotland Office)
17th Dec 2019 - 26th May 2020
Government Whip
18th Dec 2019 - 14th Feb 2020
Home Affairs Committee
4th Dec 2017 - 6th Nov 2019


Select Committee Meeting
Monday 31st January 2022
14:00
Select Committee Meeting
Monday 31st January 2022
14:30
Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Defence in Scotland
31 Jan 2022, 2:30 p.m.
At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Professor Trevor Taylor - Director of the Defence, Industries and Society Programme at Royal United Services Institute
Professor Phillips O'Brien - Professor of Strategic Studies at University of St Andrews
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Maria Lyle - Director at Royal Air Force Families Federation
Lieutenant General (retd) Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB DL - Chief Executive at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity
Collette Musgrave - Chief Executive at Army Families Federation
Sarah Clewes - Chief Executive Officer at Naval Families Federation
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 1st February 2022
14:30
Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Airports in Scotland
1 Feb 2022, 2:30 p.m.
At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Robert Courts MP - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Transport
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Division Votes
Monday 24th January 2022
Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill [Lords]
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 300 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 162 Noes - 306
Speeches
Monday 24th January 2022
Cost of Living Increases
I have given way to the hon. Gentleman. That money was provided to support individuals, families and communities across Scotland. …
Written Answers
Monday 22nd March 2021
Jobcentres: Buckie
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is providing to Buckie Job Centre to …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 17th January 2022
1. Employment and earnings
30 December 2021, payment of £1,790.83. Hours: approx. 160 hrs. (Registered 12 January 2022)
Supported Legislation
Monday 11th March 2019
Online News Platforms (Regulation) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Douglas Ross has voted in 303 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

3 Feb 2021 - Exiting the European Union (Excise) - View Vote Context
Douglas Ross voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 1 Conservative Aye votes vs 352 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 74 Noes - 353
12 Oct 2020 - Agriculture Bill - View Vote Context
Douglas Ross voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative No votes vs 327 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 332 Noes - 279
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
David Linden (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)
(14 debate interactions)
Alister Jack (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Scotland
(14 debate interactions)
Nigel Evans (Conservative)
(12 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Scotland Office
(64 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(61 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(37 debate contributions)
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Moray Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Moray signature proportion
Petition Debates Contributed

The SNP government appears solely intent on getting independence at any cost.


Latest EDMs signed by Douglas Ross

Douglas Ross has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Douglas Ross, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Douglas Ross has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Douglas Ross

Thursday 25th February 2021

Douglas Ross has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


4 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
9th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is providing to Buckie Job Centre to further assist unemployed people.

Through our Plan for Jobs, the Department is providing broad ranging support for all jobseekers. Currently, support includes the Kickstart scheme, Job Finding Support, Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Job Entry Targeted Support in Scotland.

In addition, the government is investing an additional £150 million into the Flexible Support Fund, which will increase the capacity of the Rapid Response Service, supporting people through redundancy and providing additional local support to claimants by removing barriers to work such as travel expenses for attending interviews and child care.

Our Jobcentre Work Coaches provide support on finding a job, help with retraining or skills advice, CV, job applications and access to the new vacancies we record every day, as well as signposting to our Jobhelp website.

To date, in Scotland, the Department has recruited 823 Work Coaches since March 2020, bringing the total number of Work Coaches in Scotland to 2,255. Within the Morayshire Cluster (Forres, Elgin and Buckie Jobcentres) six new Work Coaches have joined team with a further six due to start shortly.

The Morayshire Cluster works closely with the Moray Pathways which is a consortium of partners and providers across Moray offering customers skills, training, employment support. We deliver a multi-agency service to support our younger customers move forward towards employment from the Moray Community Hub.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is providing to Elgin Job Centre to further assist unemployed people.

Through our Plan for Jobs, the Department is providing broad ranging support for all jobseekers. Currently, support includes the Kickstart scheme, Job Finding Support, Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Job Entry Targeted Support in Scotland.

In addition, the government is investing an additional £150 million into the Flexible Support Fund, which will increase the capacity of the Rapid Response Service, supporting people through redundancy and providing additional local support to claimants by removing barriers to work such as travel expenses for attending interviews and child care.

Our Jobcentre Work Coaches provide support on finding a job, help with retraining or skills advice, CV, job applications and access to the new vacancies we record every day, as well as signposting to our Jobhelp website.

To date, in Scotland, the Department has recruited 823 Work Coaches since March 2020, bringing the total number of Work Coaches in Scotland to 2,255. Within the Morayshire Cluster (Forres, Elgin and Buckie Jobcentres) six new Work Coaches have joined team with a further six due to start shortly.

The Morayshire Cluster works closely with the Moray Pathways which is a consortium of partners and providers across Moray offering customers skills, training, employment support. We deliver a multi-agency service to support our younger customers move forward towards employment from the Moray Community Hub.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is providing to Forres Job Centre to further assist unemployed people.

Through our Plan for Jobs, the Department is providing broad ranging support for all jobseekers. Currently, support includes the Kickstart scheme, Job Finding Support, Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Job Entry Targeted Support in Scotland.

In addition, the government is investing an additional £150 million into the Flexible Support Fund, which will increase the capacity of the Rapid Response Service, supporting people through redundancy and providing additional local support to claimants by removing barriers to work such as travel expenses for attending interviews and child care.

Our Jobcentre Work Coaches provide support on finding a job, help with retraining or skills advice, CV, job applications and access to the new vacancies we record every day, as well as signposting to our Jobhelp website.

To date, in Scotland, the Department has recruited 823 Work Coaches since March 2020, bringing the total number of Work Coaches in Scotland to 2,255. Within the Morayshire Cluster (Forres, Elgin and Buckie Jobcentres) six new Work Coaches have joined team with a further six due to start shortly.

The Morayshire Cluster works closely with the Moray Pathways which is a consortium of partners and providers across Moray offering customers skills, training, employment support. We deliver a multi-agency service to support our younger customers move forward towards employment from the Moray Community Hub.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
1st Dec 2020
What level of financial support his Department has provided to Scotland in the Spending Review 2020.

Spending Review 2020 is for the whole of the UK. For Scotland, SR20 confirms an additional £2.4 billion for the Scottish Government on top of its baseline for 2021-22, building on an unprecedented upfront guarantee of £8.2 billion in 2020-21 to support the Covid response; SR20 confirms several UK-wide programmes, such as for vaccines, green growth clusters, offshore wind capacity and digital infrastructure, which will benefit people and businesses in Scotland; SR20 also provides targeted support by reprofiling City and Growth Deals in Moray, Tay Cities, Borderlands and the Scottish Islands from 15 to 10 years to accelerate investment in local economic priorities.

Steve Barclay
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster