MSP, Highlands and Islands
I welcome this afternoon’s debate. Obesity is a modern-day public health crisis that would have been unrecognisable to Scots who lived through rationing in the second world war or to those who lived a century before that, when parishes from Shetland to Selkirk had to set up poorhouses. I share the view of Martin Cohen of the University of Hertfordshire, who has stated: “Obesity is...
I bow to the member’s experience. He makes a very good point that was reinforced at the diabetes dinner last night. I agree with what the Government has done on weight management, but any tangible improvement is likely to be short lived unless we take a preventative approach. Evidence-based action is absolutely crucial. It is important to know that what we are doing is working. Diabetes...
Will the member give way?
Labour MSP for Highlands and Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
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