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Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs)

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Finlay Carson

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency) 2016 - present day

About Finlay Carson

Contact details

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Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5890
Text relay calls welcome.

Committees

Finlay is not a member of any committees

Cross-party groups

Finlay is not a member of any cross-party groups

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Finlay does not have any parliamentary or government roles

Party Roles

Finlay does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Finlay has had 4 previous roles

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

17 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny Committee

Substitute Member

18 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

08 June 2016 - 17 September 2019

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Member

Register of interests

Finlay'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.

Recent Activity

What was said

What Finlay Carson 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: 9 June 2021

Road and Rail Infrastructure (South of Scotland)

5. Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con): "To ask the Scottish Government when it next expects to make an investment announcement for road and rail infrastructure in the south of Scotland. (S6O-00005)"

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con): "I am sure that the First Minister is aware that there is a significant backlog for people waiting to sit their practical and theory driving tests…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Covid-19

Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con): "I am sure that the First Minister is aware that there is a significant backlog for people waiting to sit their practical and theory driving tests…

Chamber meeting date: 8 June 2021

Tariff-free Trade Deals

Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con): "Can the member perhaps indicate when his SNP Government will come forward with an outline of plans for future rural support?"

Chamber meeting date: 13 May 2021

Oaths and Affirmations

Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con): "took the oath."

Votes

How Finlay Carson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Finlay Carson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-00294.2

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 57 for, 58 against, 6 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.4

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 93 for, 2 against, 26 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP abstained

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-00294.3

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 53 for, 60 against, 7 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00294.1

Justice: Recover, Renew, Transform

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, June 10, 2021

Result 28 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-00278.2

Addressing the Climate Emergency

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Result 113 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Passed

Motions

Written questions

Written questions Finlay Carson 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. S6W-00607

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when family members who are double-vaccinated against COVID-19 and wearing face coverings and outdoors will be able to take a burial cord at a funeral in a level 1 protection area."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00606

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government when restrictions relating to burials will be reviewed to reflect the most update situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-00570

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 9 June 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that women who are pregnant, following the death of a baby, are prioritised for access to the continuity of carer model."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S5W-36029

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme will encourage nursery children to drink cow's milk and not cheaper alternatives."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36030

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will continue its partnerships with dairies to delivery milk direct to nurseries."

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35885

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what impact the recent cyber-attack that was experienced by SEPA has had on the agency’s ability to record levels of fly-tipping, and what information it has regarding the trend in the number of fly-tipping incidents since the attack."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35883

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government how much it has cost SEPA to restore data, following the recent cyber-attack that it experienced."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35884

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government by what date SEPA is expected to return to full operational capacity, following the recent cyber-attack that it experienced."

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36031

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to remove sugared drinks from school meals."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36033

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11 March 2021

"To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to (a) farmers and (b) food producers to ensure that school meals provide high dietary benefits."

Answered by: John Swinney on 18 March 2021

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