Health and Sport Committee

 

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.

 

Current Business

Food (Scotland) Bill

The Committee published its Stage One Report (inquiry into the general principles of the Bill) on 21 August. The Stage One debate took place on Thursday 2 October, following which the Parliament agreed to the general principles of the Bill. See the Official Report.

The Committee took oral evidence on the Bill at its meetings on 27 May, 3, 10, 17 and 24 June. Follow this link for meeting papers and Official Reports.

Video footage is also available on our YouTube page. 

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

The Committee has agreed to publish a call for written evidence.

Read the Call for Evidence

Read written submissions received

The call for written evidence closes on Friday 22 August 2014.

We began taking evidence at our meeting on 30 September 2014.

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

The Committee has agreed to publish a call for written evidence.

Read the Call for Evidence

The call for written evidence closed on Friday 6 June 2014.

Submissions received for Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill.

On 25 September 2014 the Committee published analysis of the submissions of evidence.

Analysis of submissions of evidence on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill (1.91MB pdf)

We anticipate taking oral evidence in towards the end of 2014.

Please note that following the death of Margo MacDonald, Patrick Harvie MSP, as an additional Member in Charge of the Bill, will continue its progress through the Parliament in the normal way. Standing Orders provide for the member who introduces a Bill to designate an additional 'Member in Charge'.

Health Inequalities

The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee has agreed to begin a new phase of its themed work on health inequalities by holding a short inquiry on early years. 

The Committee has also agreed to publish a call for written evidence.

Read the Call for Evidence

The Committee has received written submissions in relation to early years.

Read the written submissions received

Committee Meetings

Next Health and Sport Committee Meeting

Date: Meeting, Tuesday 28 October 2014

Location: James Clerk Maxwell Room (Committee Room 4)

Decision on taking business in private
Subordinate legislation (negative)
Draft Budget Scrutiny 2015-16
Health Inequalities (in private)



Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Health and Sport Committee

Analysis of submissions of evidence on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill