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Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft]

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jeane Freeman

New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis

As an amendment to S5M-14914 in the name of Miles Briggs (New Approach Needed to Tackle Scotland’s Drugs Crisis), leave out from "drug-related" to end and insert "public health crisis related to the harm associated with the use of opiates and/or benzodiazepines and other drugs; further recognises that the harm has increased since 2007, with 934 fatalities recorded in 2017; believes that Scotland needs a drug and alcohol strategy founded on the principles of rights, recovery and respect, and which places public health at its heart and does not stigmatise those seeking recovery or harm reduction, and calls on the UK Government to make the necessary changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to allow the creation of a medically supervised safe consumption facility in Glasgow, or empower the Scottish Parliament to do so."

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jeane Freeman

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28/11/2018
Physical Activity, Diet and Healthy Weight

That the Parliament welcomes the publication of two new delivery plans for Scotland, which set out ambitious actions to increase levels of physical activity and to improve diet and healthy weight; recognises the important contribution that physical activity, diet and healthy weight make to health and wellbeing, including that obesity and an unhealthy diet are linked to harms, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, musculoskeletal conditions and cancer; endorses a vision for a Scotland where people eat well, have a healthy weight and are physically active, as articulated in the nation’s new public health priorities; acknowledges the shared responsibility across all of society to help achieve this vision, including across national and local government as well as the public, private, third and community sectors; supports ambitions to reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030 and to halve childhood obesity by 2030; commends the commitment in both delivery plans to tackle health inequalities, and maintains support for proposals to restrict the promotion and marketing of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar or salt with little to no nutritional benefit where they are sold to the public.

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jeane Freeman

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15/11/2018
Women and Girls in Sport Week

That the Parliament agrees that increased participation in sport and physical health improves health and wellbeing, leads to improved self-esteem and, at the elite level, brings international success; recognises that, although physical activity levels among women and girls are increasing, everyone must work together to remove the barriers that some still face when it comes to getting involved in sport and physical activity; recognises the positive work that Active Schools is taking in increasing the participation of girls, and welcomes the work of the Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board and the continued commitment to a dedicated Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week.

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jeane Freeman

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 04/10/2018
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