About The Committee
The Health and Sport Committee examines the Scottish Government’s health policy, the NHS in Scotland, sport and other matters within its remit.
The Committee has nine members and is convened by Duncan McNeil, Labour MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde.
The Committee determines its own subjects for inquiry and also deals with any proposals for legislation, statutory instruments or petitions referred to it. Further details of the Committee’s work programme can be found on the Current Business section of the webpage.
The Committee normally meets on a Tuesday morning. Seats in the public gallery can be booked in advance by contacting Visitor Services
The Committee held its first oral evidence session on the Bill on 9 June 2015.
On 23 June 2015, the Committee heard evidence from the Member in charge of the Bill.
The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, the Director General Health and Social Care and the Chief Nursing Officer on Tuesday 24 February 2015.
On 7 April 2015 the Committee received a follow up from the Cabinet Secretary.
The Committee has published its Report on Health Inequalities.
On 23 March, the Committee received a response from the Scottish Government.
On 13 May, the Committee received a further response from the Scottish Government.
A Committee Debate on Health Inequalities was held in the Chamber on 26 March 2015.
Watch the Convener's speech (below).
Next Health and Sport Committee Meeting
Date: 23rd Meeting, Tuesday 08 September 2015
Location: James Clerk Maxwell Room, Committee Room 4
Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill
Carers (Scotland) Bill
Read the latest report from the Health and Sport Committee
8th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation