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Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2020 [Draft] : 19 March 2020
As I said, pregnant women along with people over 70 and those who have underlying health conditions are being strongly advised to stay at home as much as possible...
The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing (Joe FitzPatrick)
Current evidence does not suggest that pregnant women are more susceptible to the virus than the general population as a result of their pregnancy, or that they a...
Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2020 : 12 March 2020
Brian Whittle will be well aware that the budgets of local authorities across Scotland have been supported in a way that we have not seen elsewhere on these islan...
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that everyone across Scotland has access to sporting facilities in their local community. Sportscotland is on tra...
Meeting of the Parliament 03 March 2020 [Draft] : 03 March 2020
I was just about to come on to the NICE guidelines.
I thank Miles Briggs for securing this important debate.
Health and Sport Committee 25 February 2020 : 25 February 2020
The advertising campaign will ramp up as we move towards the autumn implementation date. I think that we are already advertising on radio, but we will bear in mind Sandra White’s point and m...
We are of the view that capacity exists for implementation of the 2019 act. We have made it clear that we do not expect a massive overnight increase in donation. ...
The duty to inquire involves checking whether there are no family members. Work is on-going on the guidance.
That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.
Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jeane Freeman
That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.
Supported by: Jeane Freeman, Clare Haughey
That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Alcohol (Minimum Price per Unit) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [draft] be approved.
That the Parliament believes that Scotland faces a public health emergency in terms of drug-related deaths, and that addressing this issue requires a public health-led approach; agrees that reducing the harms caused by alcohol and other drugs requires concerted action at all levels of public services and society; recognises that adverse childhood experiences and health inequalities both contribute to alcohol and drug-related deaths, and that stigma remains a significant barrier to people seeking treatment and support; welcomes the work to date of the Drug Deaths Taskforce, including its efforts to improve access and distribution of naloxone, optimised use of medically-assisted treatment, and piloting assertive outreach to support the most vulnerable; notes that the current Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is not fit for purpose and poses a barrier to a public health-led approach, which has shown benefits in Portugal, British Columbia and elsewhere, and therefore calls on the UK Government to reform the Act or devolve powers to allow this Parliament to take further action to save lives.
That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on 5 June 2019, relating to ticket touting, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, should be considered by the UK Parliament.
Supported by: Jeane Freeman
That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019 [draft] be approved.
That the Parliament agrees that the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill be passed.
That the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee recommends that the Companies Act 2006 (Scottish public sector companies to be audited by the Auditor General for Scotland) Order 2019 [draft] be approved.
That the Parliament recognises that sport and physical activity can bring about positive change beyond participation that benefits the health and wellbeing of individuals and improve their skills and learning; acknowledges that it makes communities better connected and more socially cohesive, ensuring a more inclusive and healthier nation, and recognises that this can be achieved by sporting and non-sporting organisations working together to use sport and physical activity to intentionally bring about both increased participation and wider social outcomes.
That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Bill.
To ask the First Minister what impact the Scottish Government considers further reductions in the UK welfare budget will have on poverty in Scotland.
To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the figures from the National Records of Scotland showing that the population is at its highest ever level.
To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to ensure that there is adequate transport infrastructure in place for visitors to the V&A at Dundee.
To ask the First Minister what steps the Scottish Government is taking to address the findings of the recent World Health Organization survey, Social determinants of health and well-being of young people: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study.
To ask the Scottish Executive what training is available for 16 to 19-year-olds in Dundee as part of the Opportunities for All programme.
To ask the First Minister whether it remains the Scottish Government's position to hold a referendum on independence in the second half of the current parliamentary session.
To ask the Scottish Executive what percentage of those accused of murder in Tayside in 2010-11 was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offence.
To ask the First Minister what the impact would be of Gamesa locating its manufacturing base for offshore wind turbines outside Scotland.
To ask the Scottish Executive what action it is taking to boost economic growth through capital spending.
To ask the Scottish Executive what the average fees will be for non-domestic students attending a university in Scotland in 2012-13.
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