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Chamber and committees

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Meeting Minutes

15th Meeting, 2021

  • Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
  • Session: 6
  • Location:
  • Meeting opened at: 08:40
  • Meeting closed at: 11:35
  • Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 04:13pm

Committee Members Attendees

Apologies received from

Substitute Members Attendees

1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee decided to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2 Inquiry on Perinatal Mental Health:

The Committee took evidence from—

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Scottish Government; Maree Todd, Minister for Public Heath, Women's Health and Sport, Scottish Government; Hugh Masters, Chair of the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board, Scottish Government; Ruth Christie, Head of Children, Young People and Families Unit, Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing, Directorate for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Scottish Government; Kirstie Campbell, Head of Maternal and Infant Health, Improving Health and Wellbeing, Directorate of Children and Families, Scottish Government and; Carolyn Wilson, Unit Head, Supporting Maternal and Child Wellbeing. 

3 Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill:

The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2.

The following amendments were agreed to (without division)—


The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

5 (For 2, Against 8, Abstentions 0)

8 (For 4, Against 6, Abstentions 0)

Amendments 4 and 6 were moved and, no member having objected, withdrawn.

The following amendments were not moved:

7 and 9

Section 1 was agreed to as amended.

Sections 2  to 5 were agreed to without amendment.

The Committee completed Stage 2 consideration of the Bill.

4 Inquiry on Perinatal Mental Health:

The Committee considered the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 2.

5 Criminal Justice Committee Letter:

The Committee considered a letter from the Criminal Justice Committee.  

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