I would like to thank the many organisations that have provided briefings for this afternoon’s debate. I, too, am glad to discuss the systemic change that we need, so that people can live more active, healthier lives. I am also glad to see a range of amendments that present different but complementary ideas, to help us achieve that. It is fair to say that a real challenge confronts us....
The member makes an interesting point, but we also have to remember that in some parts of our more deprived communities we have what are described as food deserts, where it is simply impossible to access fresh fruit and vegetables at the affordable price that the rest of us enjoy. It is clear that we need to begin to use regulation to tackle our obesogenic environment, and to make meaningful...
I agree with colleagues that this has been a positive and consensual debate—even though the Government and the Conservatives feel that they are unable to support my very reasonable amendment. I know that they both really want to; I think that we can get there. It is important to discuss figures, even in our policy debates.
Green MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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