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PE01493: A Sunshine Act for Scotland

Health

Petitioner: Peter John Gordon

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 29 September 2013

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a Sunshine Act for Scotland, creating a searchable record of all payments (including payments in kind) to NHS Scotland healthcare workers from Industry and Commerce.

Petition History:

Summary:

12 November 2013: The Committee took evidence from Peter Gordon. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the British Medical Association Scotland, the Ethical Standards in Health and Life Sciences Group, the Royal College of Nursing Scotland, the General Medical Council Scotland, a selection of NHS boards, NHS Scotland, UNISON Scotland, the General Pharmaceutical Council Scotland, the Scottish Pharmacy Board, Community Pharmacy Scotland and the Department of Health. The Committee also agreed to seek further information on examples of legislation similar to that proposed in the petition introduced or being considered in other countries. Link to Official Report 12 November 2013 (538KB pdf)

Below: Peter Gordon giving evidence on 12 November 2013

18 February 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Department of Health and the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 18 February 2014 (463KB pdf)

11 November 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 11 November 2014

27 January 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 27 January 2015

31 March 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 31 March 2015

9 June 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government asking it to report back to the Committee once the consultation feedback is available and to delay further consideration of the petition until that time. Link to Official Report 9 June 2015

26 January 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 26 January 2016

8 March 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Government has committed to review the need for updated guidance on what the petition calls for and is consulting on the issue to gather views on what format it should take. Link to Official Report 8 March 2016      

Written Submissions:

Associated Correspondence:

Following the closure of the petition, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport wrote to the Committee with a copy of the Scottish Health Council's report on a register of interests for Scotland. The Cabinet Secretary's letter is published below.

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