MSP, East Lothian
I draw attention to my declaration in the register of members’ interests of my position as chair of the Hibernian Community Foundation, which I intend to mention later. I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the debate. We have heard lots of statistics from all speakers to illustrate the seriousness of the problem that we have with activity, diet and obesity. David...
That certainly illustrates that some of those things are set very early in life. Mr Crawford made a good point about this not all being doom and gloom. We have made some progress, and he gave the good example of the daily mile, which has been shown in recent research to be not always daily and not always a mile, but still extremely effective in raising health and activity levels in our...
I, too, thank the cabinet secretary for early sight of his statement. I begin by associating the Labour group with the cabinet secretary’s praise for Jordan Daly, Liam Stevenson and the TIE campaign, which was not only powerful and passionate, but tactically astute and carefully cross-party. As a result, it has—as we have heard today—been very effective indeed. The formation...
Labour MSP for East Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Edinburgh Pentlands
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