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Scottish Parliament: Committees: Health and Community Care: Minutes: Meeting 6, 2002

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HEALTH AND COMMUNITY CARE COMMITTEE
MINUTES
6th Meeting, 2002 (Session 1)
Wednesday 6 March 2002



Present:

Bill Butler
Dorothy-Grace Elder
Janis Hughes
Margaret Jamieson (Deputy Convener)
John McAllion
Shona Robison
Mary Scanlon
Mrs Margaret Smith (Convener)
Nicola Sturgeon



The meeting opened at 9:33 am.


1. Items in private: The Committee agreed to take items 4-13 in private.


2. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence from—

Mr Tim Lord, Chief Executive, Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association

Mr Chris Ogden, Director of Trade and Industry Affairs, Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association


3. Petitions: The Committee considered the following petitions:

PE431: Mark Hazelwood on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland

The Committee agreed to take no further action on this petition.

PE452: Mr James A Mackie on Autistic Spectrum Disorder

The Committee agreed to take no further action on this petition unless it is subsequently referred to the Committee by the Public Petitions Committee.

PE370: Lydia Reid on behalf of The Guardian Angels (formally Scottish Parents for a Public Enquiry into Organ Retention).

The Committee agreed to take no action at this stage.

PE 374: Dr Steve Gilbert on Chronic Pain Management Services

The Committee agreed to defer this petition to a future meeting until the Scottish Executive response has been received.

PE 381: Mr Thomas Campbell on behalf of TGWU and UNISON

The Committee agreed to take no further action on this petition.

PE320: John Watson on behalf of the World Development Movement

The Committee agreed to defer this petition to the next meeting.

PE283: SORRO (Scottish Organisation Relating to the Retention of Organs)

The Committee agreed to take no action at this stage.

PE123: Warm Homes Campaign on Fuel Poverty

The Committee agreed to discuss this petition at Agenda Item 13.

PE247: Epilepsy Action Scotland (formerly Epilepsy Association of Scotland)

The Committee agreed to invite Epilepsy Action Scotland to give evidence before the Committee at a future meeting.

PE223: Mr and Mrs A McQuire on Multiple Sclerosis

The Committee agreed to take no further action on this petition.

PE407: Action Group for Chalmers Hospital

The Committee agreed to take no further action on this petition.

PE406: Margaret Doig post-mortem, and the removal and retention of organs

The Committee agreed to take no action at this stage.

PE 398: Helen McDade on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

The Committee appointed John McAllion as reporter to monitor the position of the Executive and report back to the Committee.

PE367: Mr Eric Drummond on Sleep Apnoea

The Committee agreed to take no further action unless the Public Petitions Committee (PPC) formally refers the petition to the Health and Community Care Committee.

The meeting was suspended from 10.31 am to 10.42 am


4. Public Health Inquiry (private): The Committee agreed not to pursue an Inquiry at the present time.


5. Cancer Services in Scotland (private): The Committee agreed to seek to arrange a meeting in Glasgow at the Beatson clinic. The Committee is to agree a list of possible witnesses to give evidence at the proposed meeting.


6. Hospital Acquired Infections (private): The Committee agreed to seek clarification on the future work of the Auditor General in this area, and to reconsider the matter subsequently.


7. Arbuthnott Allocations (private): The Committee agreed to contact the Executive.


8. Health Plan (private): The Committee considered possible future action on the Executive’s health plan.


9. Finance Committee’s PPP/PFI Inquiry (private): The Committee agreed to appoint John McAllion as a reporter to the Finance Committee.


10. Forward Workplan (private): The Committee agreed to consider an amended workplan at the next meeting.


11. Proposed Mental Health Legislation (private): The Committee considered possible action


12. Selection of an Adviser (private): The Committee agreed the order of preference of potential advisors on forthcoming mental health legislation.


13. Petition PE123 on Fuel Poverty (private): The Committee agreed to defer this item to the next meeting

The meeting closed at 11.25 am.


Jennifer Smart
Clerk to the Committee

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