Finlay Carson MSP

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Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

I have a question on enforcement and investigation. For the bill to have an increased deterrent effect, what importance does the panel put on increased resources,...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

We have discussed with other panels the difference between domestic animals and commercial working animals and companion animals. Are there potential difficulties...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

I want to be sure that the bill will do all the things that we want it to do. We have heard of people who carry out illegal razor clam fishing being prosecuted. They do not get prosecuted fo...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

I want to ask about the effectiveness of other types of penalty that are used at the moment. It has been suggested that we need more flexibility. We have heard in...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

So there is nothing that we ought to include in the bill that would increase our ability to address the drivers of animal welfare offences. You are quite content with the bill in that respec...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

I want to follow up on that and on what Mike Flynn said about puppy farming. Does the bill need to be amended to further address the drivers of animal welfare off...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

It involves what we are talking about. It seems that the SSPCA already has powers in respect of animal welfare, and there is a question about why it should not have equivalent powers in resp...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

On Les George’s point, at the moment, the police have to meet an information threshold before they consider the installation of video surveillance equipment. If that threshold is reduced and...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

Thanks. I want to look at the potential impact of a five-year custodial penalty allowing some wildlife crimes to be treated as serious crimes, which would open the door to allow police offic...



Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 10 December 2019 [Draft] : 10 December 2019


Finlay Carson

We have heard about increasing penalties, which most people seem to be in support of. However, there is very little point in increasing penalties if we do not inc...

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-20110.1: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Jeremy Balfour)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 74 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110.3: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Pauline McNeill)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 21 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedCarried
S5M-20110.2: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Alison Johnstone)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 23, Against: 69 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20110: Achieving a Fairer Scotland (Aileen Campbell)
Meeting Date: 04/12/2019
Result - For: 70, Against: 22 Abstain: 0
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S5M-20049: Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill (Michael Russell)
Meeting Date: 28/11/2019
Result - For: 63, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.2: TV Licences for over 75s (Rachael Hamilton)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 18, Against: 54 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967.1: TV Licences for over 75s (Claire Baker)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19967: TV Licences for over 75s (Fiona Hyslop)
Meeting Date: 21/11/2019
Result - For: 54, Against: 18 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.3: Universal Credit (Shirley-Anne Somerville)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 65, Against: 46 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19939.2: Universal Credit (Michelle Ballantyne)
Meeting Date: 20/11/2019
Result - For: 24, Against: 87 Abstain: 0
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Not VotedDefeated

Search for other Motions lodged by Finlay Carson
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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 >>
Motion S5M-18762: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 06/09/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18371: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S5M-18164: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/07/2019 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S5W-26690: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26567: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26565: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26563: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26562: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26560: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26561: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 27/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26293: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26292: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2019 Show Full Question >>
Question S5W-26291: Finlay Carson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 07/11/2019 Show Full Question >>

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