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Meeting of the Parliament 26 February 2015 : Thursday, February 26, 2015
Hanzala Malik (Glasgow) (Lab)

I thank Mary Fee for bringing the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Barnardo’s report, “An unfair sentence—All Babies Count” to the Scottish Parliament’s attention. It is a pleasure to give my full support to the motion.

Childhood and, in particular, infancy are crucial stages of development in a person’s life. As we now know, every year in Scotland, between 3,400 and 4,600 children under the age of two have a parent in prison. Time in prison is sometimes unavoidable, but we need to avoid children suffering for their parents’ wrongdoing.

The report by the NSPCC and Barnardo’s shows the need to improve the recognition and identification of, and action for, vulnerable children among us. In addition, further research is needed on the development of under-threes with parents in the criminal justice system.

One would hope that all children in Scotland could have healthy and happy lives. Unfortunately, some infants, such as those mentioned in the report, have the dice loaded against them practically from the start of their lives.

The issue of women in the criminal justice system has been a concern for some time. Glasgow City Council has created the Glasgow community justice authority to monitor and assist local partners in providing justice services to the community and to reduce reoffending. Such organisations can provide the basis for support and future research into the needs of babies whose parents are in the criminal justice system.

I support Mary Fee in her pursuit of a response on the issue, given the tragic reality that many children are facing, as the report informs us. I will be very interested to hear what the minister intends to do in view of the report and today’s debate.

It is clear that more needs to be done to protect our young in society. We are talking about young children and infants whose needs are camouflaged, who are not on the radar and who cannot readily be identified. They grow up facing a great many challenges. As a result, they can be seriously disadvantaged in society. Therefore, it is critical that we take all steps and measures to ensure that we do not allow them to fall into the traps. As a community and as a Parliament, we have a moral responsibility to ensure that they are safeguarded, and I hope that the Government will assist Mary Fee with her bill, which aims to achieve that goal.

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Public Petitions Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hanzala Malik

Thank you very much indeed.



Public Petitions Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hanzala Malik

What effect has the litigation had on the role of manufacturers in the US regulatory framework? You touched on it briefly, but can you expand on that point a little?



Public Petitions Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hanzala Malik

How might that affect clinicians’ or healthcare providers’ views of the information that manufacturers provide on their products?



Public Petitions Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hanzala Malik

Good morning, Mr Slater. Under the current European Union regulations, the manufacturers’ role and responsibilities within the framework are clear. Within the US regulatory framework, what role do manufacturers have in both pre-market and post-market scrutiny of their products?



Public Petitions Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hanzala Malik

I am Hanzala Malik, a committee member.



Public Petitions Committee 24 February 2015 : Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hanzala Malik (Glasgow) (Lab)

The MHRA report notes that there are

“a number of ongoing research projects that are likely to provide useful information about the long-term safety and effectiveness of vaginal mesh implants.”

What is the scale of those projects and when are they likely to report?



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
Hanzala Malik

Good man.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
Hanzala Malik

Okay.



Public Petitions Committee 23 February 2015 : Monday, February 23, 2015
Hanzala Malik

I wonder whether there would be any mileage in advising the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee of what has been in front of us in terms of the petition, just for information; I do not think that that would go amiss. In fact, that committee might want to add to the evidence for the petition—or it might not.

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S4M-12495 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-12491.2 John Swinney: Privacy and the State—As an amendment to motion S4M-12491 in the name of W
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S4M-12491.1 Richard Simpson: Privacy and the State—As an amendment to motion S4M-12491 in the name o
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S4M-12491 Willie Rennie: Privacy and the State—That the Parliament notes the Scottish Government’s c
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S4M-12492.2 Jamie Hepburn: Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-12492 in the name of Jim Hume
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S4M-12492 Jim Hume: Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four people will experience
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Amendment 2 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 3 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 4 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 5 moved by Ken Macintosh on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bi
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Motion S4M-12103: Hanzala Malik, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/01/2015 Show Full Motion >>
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