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There are very few issues that unite all five parties in the Parliament, but all three issues that the Cumberlege report addresses significantly add to that total. I, too, pay tribute to Lady Cumberlege and her team for a first-class report on all three areas that they looked into. However, I will, obviously, concentrate on the mesh issue. I would like to make a number of points to take us...
Finally, the patient decision aid should be used much more widely. Although MHRA reform is a reserved matter, all devolved governments should be heavily involved in the decision-making and process of reform so that we can rectify that organisation. Never again should any manufacturer be able to destroy people’s lives in the way that mesh manufacturers have over the past 10 or 20 years.
I, too, welcome the minister’s statement. The life sciences are among the highest multipliers in the economy and they produce many more jobs and sources of wealth creation outwith the sector as well as in it. A very good example of that is ILC Therapeutics in BioCity in my constituency. It is engaged in immunotherapy, which is a hugely growing area for the life sciences. I draw the...
Scottish National Party MSP for Airdrie and Shotts
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Central Scotland
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