Finlay Carson MSP

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Meeting of the Parliament 15 January 2020 [Draft] : 15 January 2020


Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con)

I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak in the debate, and I thank John Finnie for bringing it to the chamber. As my party’s spokesman on the natural environment, I naturally take an i...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 14 January 2020 [Draft] : 14 January 2020


Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con)

I would like opinions on whether it is realistic to expect Scots law to keep pace, given the devolved and reserved issues in the UK around the internal and external markets and so on. I am i...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2020 [Draft] : 09 January 2020


Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con)

The cabinet secretary will be aware that in November I raised the worrying issue that, four years on from the flooding that devastated Newton Stewart, we are stil...



Meeting of the Parliament 09 January 2020 [Draft] : 09 January 2020


Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con)

Although it is not unexpected, the delay will be very disappointing to rural businesses in my constituency. As the minister will agree, the uncertainty for businesses is a major issue that c...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020


Finlay Carson

The Scottish National Party Government’s £600 million flagship R100 broadband scheme has been beset by delays in the north of Scotland and now faces legal challenge. Since the R100 policy wa...



Meeting of the Parliament 08 January 2020 [Draft] : 08 January 2020


5. Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con)

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to increase its digital economy budget. (S5O-03963)



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Finlay Carson

Okay. Do you agree that the bill should include appropriate safeguarding to ensure that we have stringent and strong policies an...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Finlay Carson

Are you ruling out any additional powers for the SSPCA at stage 2 of the bill?



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Finlay Carson

In Dumfries and Galloway we have an issue with poaching, but the response from Police Scotland is that it has priorities elsewhere, and incidents are often not in...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 17 December 2019 [Draft] : 17 December 2019


Finlay Carson

We heard evidence that wildlife crime detection needs more resources. It is all very well to increase penalties, but there is little point in doing that if there ...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20415.3: Education (John Swinney)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 60, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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AgainstDefeated
S5M-20415.2: Education (Iain Gray)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20415: Education (Liz Smith)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 63, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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ForCarried
S5M-20448: Approval of SSI (Graeme Dey)
Meeting Date: 15/01/2020
Result - For: 117, Against: 0 Abstain: 6
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ForCarried
S5M-20318.1: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Adam Tomkins)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 29, Against: 92 Abstain: 0
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ForDefeated
S5M-20318: European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 08/01/2020
Result - For: 92, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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AgainstCarried
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 55, Against: 66 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 67 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated
SP Bill 46: Referendums (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 13
Meeting Date: 19/12/2019
Result - For: 56, Against: 68 Abstain: 0
ForDefeated

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Motion S5M-20475: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 16/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20329: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-20328: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/01/2020 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19664: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19641: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19390: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19309: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19197: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-19045: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18963: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26978: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26976: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26975: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26973: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26972: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26971: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26970: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/01/2020 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26792: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/12/2019 R Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26787: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26786: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/12/2019 Show Full Question >>

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