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 Bill was introduced in the Parliament on 28 May 2013 and the Health and Sport Committee has been designated by the Parliament as the lead Committee.
The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on 18 November 2013.
The Scottish Government provided a response to the Committee’s comments in the stage 1 report on 22 November 2013.
The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 in January 2014.
The closing date for written views was 1 October 2013.
The Bill was introduced on 6 February 2013.
The Committee took evidence at its meetings on 26 March and 16, 23 and 30 April 2013.
The Committee considered the draft Stage 1 report at its meetings on 14 and 21 May 2013.
The Committee reported to the Justice Committee, leading on the Bill, on 27 May 2013.
The Committee considered sections 26 and 27 of the Bill at Stage 2 on 5 November 2013.
The Bill will be considered by the Parliament on 12 December 2013.
The Committee took evidence at its meetings on 22 January, 19 February, 26 February and 5 March. The Committee published its report on 3 June 2013.
The Committee published its report on its findings in July 2013.
The Committee received the following correspondence:
Next Health and Sport Committee Meeting
Date: 36th Meeting, Tuesday 17 December 2013
Location: Committee Room 4
Care Bill legislative consent memorandum
Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill
Work programme (in private)
The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Monday 6 January 2014.
Read the latest report from the Health and Sport Committee