4. To ask the Scottish Government what role third sector organisations such as Healthy Valleys in Lanark play in supporting preventative health and other community-led health initiatives. (S5O-02882)
The core budget is, of course, very important, but does the minister agree that some sort of guidelines—I do not know whether the Scottish Government already has those—and specific plans are needed to help organisations such as Healthy Valleys to gain a more assured future? Many of them are reliant on unreliable short-term grant funding, which makes it difficult to support specialists...
This has been a significant stage 1 debate in which many important issues have been highlighted by members across the chamber. As colleagues have done, I welcome the bill. It occurs to me that Parliament has countless times denounced fuel poverty as Scotland’s shame, yet hundreds of thousands of households still battle against its effects. It is unacceptable that people across Scotland sit...
Labour MSP for South Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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