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Chamber and committees

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Minutes: 20 February 2024

Tuesday, 20 February 2024

5th Meeting, 2024

Start time: 09:01am
Location: TG.60-CR3 The Fleming Room
Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2024


1. Decisions on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take items 5, 6 and 7 in private and agreed that its briefing session with Scottish Government officials on the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill on 27 February be taken in private.

3. Post-legislative scrutiny of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013:

The Committee took evidence from individuals who have participated in informal engagement workstreams as part of its post-legislative scrutiny of the Act, as follows—

Becs Barker and Michael Collier, Social care providers workstream;

Peter McDonnell, Social work staff workstream;

Ryan Murray, Social care staff workstream;

Lucy McDonald and Julia Smith, Individuals workstream;

Dr Pauline Nolan, Head of Leadership and Civic Participation, Inclusion Scotland;

Ann Marie Penman, Carers workstream.

Sandesh Gulhane declared an interest as a practising NHS GP.

4. National Care Service (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee considered a revised draft Stage 1 report. The Committee agreed, by division, not to allow the inclusion of explanatory text in footnotes recording dissent by individual members. Various changes to the report were then agreed to, some by division, and the report was agreed for publication.

5. Subordinate legislation (In Private):

The Committee considered and agreed a draft report on the Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 [draft]

6. Post-legislative scrutiny of the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 (In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 3.

7. Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee considered its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1. The Committee noted a paper outlining a trauma-informed approach to taking evidence from witnesses with lived experience.

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