Duncan McNeil MSP

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Duncan McNeil MSP

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  • Member for: Greenock and Inverclyde
  • Region: West Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Labour

Duncan is a member of the following Committees:

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Parliamentary Activities

Member of the Conveners Group

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Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener (Duncan McNeil)

Good morning and welcome to the 30th meeting of the Health and Sport Committee in 2014. I ask everyone in the room to turn off their mobile phones as they can interfere with the sound system. Those present may note that some committee members and clerks are using tablet devices instead of hard copies of the papers.

The first item on the agenda is a round-table session on e-cigarettes. The committee has been waiting for some time to hold this first exploratory session on the subject. As usual with a round-table session, I ask everyone to introduce themselves.

I am the member of the Scottish Parliament for Greenock and Inverclyde and convener of the committee.



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

Thank you, everyone. Richard Lyle will ask the first question. I note for the panel that we do not intend to ask questions all the time—just when there is a break in the conversation. I will look to panel members in preference to committee members for contributions at all stages during the session.



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

We will see whether we can get a response on some of the other issues. Richard Lyle mentioned the recommendation to ban e-cigarettes, and I think that United Kingdom legislation is already in place. Can we have some feedback on the general questions that arise from Richard Lyle’s comments?

Katherine Devlin can go first.



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

Richard Lyle made a point about the sale of e-cigarettes to children and young people. I think that we are clear about the effects of nicotine on that younger group, are we not?



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

What share of the e-cigarette market—as opposed to the number of companies—does the tobacco industry have?



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

That is your question. Can we have some responses, please?



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

Richard Simpson may have a brief question—we did agree a timetable.



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

There you go—now we have a few hands up. E-cigarettes are a distraction.



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

I have a couple of questions. We have in place cessation policies to help people to stop smoking. The support that supposedly goes with that help is all based on nicotine replacement. What is the difference between nicotine getting into someone’s body through a patch and someone vaporising nicotine? Is there a difference?



Health and Sport Committee 18 November 2014 : Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The Convener

So, irrespective of the speed of absorption, it is the entry system that matters. The nicotine levels that would be reached by vaporising or by using patches are very similar.

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Selection of the Parliament's Nominee for First Minister
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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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NoCarried

S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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EventIdTypeSub TypeMSP NameParty NameConstituencyRegionTitleItemTextFormattedAnswer DateAnswerStatusIdExpectedAnswerDateAnsweredByMspApprovedDateSubmissionDateMeetingDateProductionStatusIdRecordStatusIdStatus DateOnBehalfOfConsideredForMembersBusinessCrossPartySupportRegisteredInterestSupportCountSupportDateIsEventLinkCurrentMinister
Motion S4M-10879: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 25/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08507: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 04/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08059: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06389: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 29/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05043: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/11/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04512: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 22/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04179: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, On Behalf of Health and Sport Committee, Date Lodged: 18/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04040: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03844: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03821: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/08/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-22978: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02267: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03171: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03139: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20529: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20527: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20528: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20530: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20525: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20526: Duncan McNeil, Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Question >>

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