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PE01378: Silicone Breast Implants - Rupture Awareness

Health

Petitioner: Mairi Johnston

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 29 November 2010

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to raise awareness of the dangers of silicone breast implants and to urge the UK Government to ban the use of such implants and review the 3-year time bar rule for medical injury.

Petition History:

Summary:

7 December 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 7 December 2010 (430KB pdf).

8 February 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the UK Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 (445Kb pdf).

8 March 2011: The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011 (602KB pdf).

28 June 2011: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Health and Sport Committee under Rule 15.6.2 for further consideration. Link to Official Report 28 June 2011 (512KB pdf).

13 September 2011: The Health and Sport Committee considered petition PE1378 in the name of Mairi Johnston on silicone breast implants and agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Link to Official Report 13 September 2011 (496Kb pdf).

13 December 2011: The Health and Sport Committee considered a Petition by Mairi Johnston calling on the Scottish Parliament to ask the Scottish Government to raise awareness of the dangers of silicone breast implants and to urge the UK Government to ban the use of such implants and review the 3-year time bar rule for medical injury. The Committee agreed to request a literature review on the subject from SPICe, write to the Scottish Government and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency requesting to be kept informed of any updates on this subject, and to close the petition. Link to Official Report 13 December 2011 (388KB pdf)

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