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PE01419: Scottish Minister for Older People

People Communities

Petitioner: Jimmy Deuchars


Date Lodged: 28 February 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to create a dedicated Minister for Older People.

Petition History:


20 March 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Age Scotland, Anchor and the West of Scotland Seniors Forum. Link to Official Report 20 March 2012 (429KB pdf) 

29 May 2012: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Committee agrees that as the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy has responsibility for older people within her portfolio, older people are currently represented at Cabinet level within the Scottish Government. The creation of a dedicated Minister for Older People would be unlikely to add to that level of representation. Link to Official Report 29 May 2012 (308KB pdf)

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