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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

Contact online

Post-d: @fincarson

Facebook: Finlay's facebook

Contact at the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5890
Text relay calls welcome.

Contact at local office

107 King Street
Castle Douglas
DG7 1LZ

Phone: 01556 504991
Text relay calls welcome.

Find out when the MSP's surgery times are on their website.

Committees

Cross-party groups

Finlay is a member of 13 cross-party groups

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Autism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Cancer

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Circular Economy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Ireland

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Islands

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Nature and Climate

Co-Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rugby Development in Scotland

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Rural Policy

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Science and Technology

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Shared Parenting

Deputy Convener

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sustainable Uplands Management

Member

Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Wood Panel Industry

Member

Parliamentary and Government Roles

Finlay has 1 parliamentary and government role

Conveners Group

Member

Party Roles

Finlay does not have any party roles

Previous roles

Finlay has had 5 previous roles

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

17 June 2021 - 22 June 2021

Rural Affairs Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Member

17 September 2019 - 04 May 2021

Environment Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Deputy Convener

18 September 2019 - 25 February 2020

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Substitute Member

29 June 2017 - 25 February 2020

Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny 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: 20 September 2022

Tributes to Her Late Majesty the Queen

Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con): "It is an honour and a privilege to be able to pay respect and tribute on behalf of the people of Galloway and West Dumfries…

Chamber meeting date: 8 September 2022

Rowan Glen Yoghurt Factory

Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries) (Con): "The First Minister will be aware of the worrying news of the possible closure of Rowan Glen yoghurt factory in my constituency, with the potential loss of 50 jobs…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 7 September 2022

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Finlay Carson): "Good morning, and welcome to the 23rd meeting in 2022 of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee. I remind members who are using electronic devices to switch them to silent…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 7 September 2022

Rural Support (Simplification and Improvement) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 (SSI 2022/206)

The Convener: "Our next item is consideration of the Rural Support (Simplification and Improvement) (Scotland) Regulations 2022. The instrument is subject to the negative procedure. I refer members to paper 2 in their briefing pack, which is on pages 21 to 25…

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee meeting date: 7 September 2022

Rural Affairs and Islands Remit

The Convener: "Agenda item 2 is an evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands…

Votes

How Finlay Carson has voted in Parliament

Find out how Finlay Carson has voted recently.

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party. Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

Vote Passed

Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 29 for, 64 against, 23 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour. Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote

MSP voted for

Vote Defeated

Motion ref. S6M-06071

Scottish Government Handling of Ferry Contracts

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party. Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 64 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote

MSP voted against

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-11198

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether there are any future meetings planned between its officials and the UK Government to discuss the recommendations outlined in the Union Connectivity Review regarding investment in both the A75 and A77."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11197

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the UK Government to discuss the Union Connectivity Review, in particular regarding future investment in the A75."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11196

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what discussions its officials have had with UK Government officials on the recommendations outlined in the Union Connectivity Review surrounding improvements to the A75 and A77."

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-11213

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10441 by Jenny Gilruth on 20 September 2022, in light of it being late September, how it defines “later this year”; whether it will provide a specific date or more specific timescale for the publication of the findings; for what reason it did not provide a specific…

Awaiting answer

Question ref. S6W-10441

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 22 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government on what date it plans to publish the findings of the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2)."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10737

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 1 September 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action is being taken to provide support to (a) businesses and (b) households for the roll-out of clean heat technologies in rural communities, and to ensure that the expertise of trades people is developed and sustained."

Answered by: Patrick Harvie on 20 September 2022

Question ref. S6W-10111

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to increase the diagnostic capacity for myeloma."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 26 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10112

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 29 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to advising NHS boards to follow NICE guideline NG35 on the diagnosis and management of myeloma, published in 2018, in light of no SIGN guideline reportedly existing for myeloma."

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 25 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10142

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 2 August 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to respond to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs consultation Contractual Practice in the UK Pig Sector."

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 22 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09820

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18 July 2022

"To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to introduce free rail travel in Dumfries and Galloway for anyone holding a bus pass."

Answered by: Jenny Gilruth on 5 August 2022

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