Sharon Dowey

Conservative MSP for South Scotland

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Conservative MSP for South Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: HMP Kilmarnock (Transfer to Public Ownership) 19 Mar 2024

    2. To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the cost and impact of the transfer of HMP Kilmarnock into public ownership. (S6T-01878)
  • Scottish Parliament: HMP Kilmarnock (Transfer to Public Ownership) 19 Mar 2024

    His Majesty’s chief inspector of prisons recently raised serious concerns about some prisons already in the estate. She said that HMP Greenock needs bulldozed and that HMP Barlinnie is close to catastrophic failure. Meanwhile, the replacement for HMP Barlinnie is already overdue and over budget, as is the HMP Highland project. It is evident that the service is already struggling with...
  • Scottish Parliament: HMP Kilmarnock (Transfer to Public Ownership) 19 Mar 2024

    I point out that that was not my characterisation of the prison service, it was that of His Majesty’s chief inspector of prisons. The chief executive of the Scottish Prison Service has said that the service is committed to ensuring the transition of HMP Kilmarnock into public ownership while maintaining the high standards that the prison displays. However, during that transfer, staff have...

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