Proposed Cross-Party Groups

CPGs pending recognition

The following CPGs are pending recognition, subject to the agreement of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee (see Section 6.3.5 of Volume of the Code of Conduct for MSPs):

Accident Prevention and Safety Awareness

Animal Welfare

Carers

Children and Young People

Crofting

Gaelic

Industrial Communities

Muscular Dystrophy

Pakistan

Palestine

Recreational Boating and Marine Tourism

Scottish Showmen's Guild

Taiwan

Tourism

Volunteering

 

Proposed CPGs

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The proposed CPG on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse will meet on 21 September 2016 at 1pm. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Javita Narang, email:  javita_narang@yahoo.co.uk

Armed Forces Veterans

The proposed CPG on Armed Forces Veterans will meet on 21 September 2016 at 6pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5). Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Sandra Robinson, email: Sandra.Robinson@parliament.scot

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

The proposed CPG on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions will meet on 14 September 2016 at 5.30pm in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2). Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Kate Fry email: Kate.Fry@parliament.scot

Cancer

The proposed CPG on Cancer  will meet on 28 September 2016 at 5.30pm. The Co-Conveners of the proposed Group are Jenny Marra MSP and Miles Briggs MSP. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Mona Vaghefian, email: CrossPartyGroup@cancer.org.uk

China

The proposed CPG on China will meet on 14 September 2016 at 1.30pm in the Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3). Should you wish to attend this meeting please contact Judith McClure, email: JudithMcClure12A@aol.com.

Cuba

The proposed CPG on Cuba  will meet on 21 September 2016 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4). The Convener of the proposed Group is Elaine Smith MSP. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Lesley Dobbin, email: Lesley.Dobbin@parliament.scot

Culture       

The proposed CPG on Culture  will meet on 6 September 2016 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4). The Convener of the proposed Group is Joan McAlpine MSP. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact email: Kirstin.MacLeod@creativescotland.com.

Deafness

The proposed CPG on Deafness will meet on 13 September 2016 at 1pm in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2). The Convener of the proposed Group is Mark Griffin MSP. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact email: frank.mcnally@parliament.scot.  

Epilepsy

The proposed CPG on Epilepsy will be held on 8 September 2016 at 1pm in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2).  Nominations by MSPs wishing to become office bearers should be sent to Allana Parker by Thursday 8 September.  For more details contact 0141 427 4911; email: aparker@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

Fair Trade

The proposed CPG on Fair Trade will meet on 4 October 2016 at 5.30pm, Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact info@sftf.org.uk

Food

The proposed CPG on Food will meet on 7 September 2016 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4). The Co-Conveners  of the proposed Group are John Scott MSP, Richard Lochhead MSP, Rhoda Grant MSP and Mark Ruskell MSP. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Mary Lawton, email: cpgf@sfdf.org.uk

Malawi

The proposed CPG on Malawi will meet on 7 September 2016 at 6pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5). The co-conveners of the proposed Group are Liam McArthur MSP and Michael Russell MSP. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact the Scotland Malawi Partnership, email: keith@scotland-malawipartnership.org.

Mental Health

The proposed CPG on Mental Health will meet on 27 September 2016 at 5.30pm. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact the Karen Addie, email: Karen.Addie@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Multiple Sclerosis

The proposed CPG on Multiple Sclerosis will meet on 20 September 2016 at 6pm, in TG.20/21. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Niall Sommerville, MS Society Scotland, email Niall.Sommerville@mssociety.org.uk

Oil and Gas

The proposed CPG on Oil and Gas will meet on 14 September 2016 at 6pm in the Robert Burns Room (CR1). Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Neil Michie email nmichie@oilandgasuk.co.uk.

Older People, Age and Ageing

The proposed CPG on Older People, Age and Ageing will meet on 13 September 2016 at 5.30pm. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Amanda Gordon email: Amanda.gordon@parliament.scot

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

The proposed CPG on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency will meet on 15 September 2016 at 12.45pm in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2). Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Gavin Donoghue, email: gdonoghue@scottishrenewables.com.

Respiratory Health

The proposed CPG on Respiratory Health will meet on 1 November 2016 at 5.30pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4). Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Elizabeth Thomson, email: Elizabeth.Thomson@parliament.scot

Rural Policy

The proposed CPG on Rural Policy will meet on 28 September 2016 at 6pm. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Jane.Atterton@sruc.ac.uk.

Science and Technology

The proposed CPG on Science and Technology will meet on 6 September 2016 at 12.30pm in TG22. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Bristow Muldoon, Email: bmuldoon@royalsoced.org.uk.

Sport

The proposed CPG on Sport will meet on 4 October 2016 at 5pm. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Louise McIntyre, email: Louise@thessa.org.uk.

Visual Impairment

The proposed CPG on Visual Impairment will meet on 13 September 2016 at 12.45pm. Should you wish to attend the meeting please contact Stuart McMillan MSP, email:Stuart.McMillan.MSP@Parliament.scot.

Cross-Party Groups

For further information in relation to a specific CPG, please use the contact details given on the relevant CPG page.