I, too, commend Emma Harper for bringing a debate on COPD, a condition that the WHO predicts will be the third most common cause of mortality worldwide by 2030, although it is relatively unknown. The debate is particularly timely because it allows us to begin to change that, with world COPD day being tomorrow. This is the 15th year that the global initiative for chronic obstructive lung...
Does the member also recognise the report into drug deaths in Scotland that directly correlated their increase with the policies of the Conservatives in the 1980s? Does he think that his Conservative Government should be following austerity policies at this point in time, given that we know that inequality is at the root of many of the health problems that we have in this country?
Thank you, Presiding Officer. It gives me great pleasure to close tonight’s debate. I congratulate Clare Adamson on securing it and thank her for articulating very emotively her reasons for doing what she can to raise awareness of this incredibly cruel condition and, as the campaign states, to “Demand Better.” I pay special tribute to John Scott, who was very brave to pay...
Scottish National Party MSP for Clydesdale
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
Also represented South of Scotland
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