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Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2015 : Thursday, March 26, 2015 View PDF version
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

I pay tribute to the Health and Sport Committee for its report and for securing the debate. I also commend Duncan McNeil for his passionate opening speech, which ...

Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2015 : Thursday, March 26, 2015 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Of course I do.

Before I respond to as muc...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2015 : Thursday, March 19, 2015 View PDF version
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

Increasing the number of girls meeting recommended levels of physical activity is a priority for the Scottish Government. That is why we invest £500,000 annually ...

Meeting of the Parliament 19 March 2015 : Thursday, March 19, 2015 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I recognise the points that Rhoda Grant makes. We understand that there is an issue with the levels of physical activity of teenage girls as opposed to teenage bo...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2015 : Thursday, March 12, 2015 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I will start with the bottom line—self-directed support is not a mechanism for delivering cuts. The Scottish Government expects individual needs to be met by the ...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2015 : Thursday, March 12, 2015 View PDF version
The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health (Jamie Hepburn)

Self-directed support is an important part of the Scottish Government’s health and social care reforms. The change that we want to see in Scotland is greater flex...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2015 : Thursday, March 12, 2015 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

We need to consider the issue carefully, because we need to determine who considers the level to be excessive—the patient or an outside person. I make the general...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2015 : Thursday, March 12, 2015 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

Does Malcolm Chisholm accept that the 2003 act does not reflect reality now, so it was not possible to introduce the regulations, which is why we need to make the...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2015 : Thursday, March 12, 2015 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I have heard what other members have said about the bill placing additional burdens on mental health officers. The Mental Welfare Commission has confirmed that, f...

Meeting of the Parliament 12 March 2015 : Thursday, March 12, 2015 View PDF version
Jamie Hepburn

I am grateful to members across the chamber for their contributions to what has been, as Richard Simpson said—and I agree—a very useful debate. It is encouraging ...

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