MSP, Glasgow Shettleston
I agree with what the member is saying, but does she agree that, sometimes, healthier food can be cheaper than takeaway food, which is expensive, and that an education process is required in that regard?
There has been a lot of agreement today—maybe slightly excepting the last speech—and I do not aim to be too different from what others have said. I agree with many members that there are a number of factors involved in our citizens achieving a healthy weight. The individual citizen has a role and the public sector has a role—that is what we found with smoking and alcohol....
That is exactly the point; expectations have gone up, which is good and means that we do not have the blaes pitches as much, but the new pitches cost money. Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life subsidise pitch hire, but it still remains a big challenge in poor areas where parents do not have spare cash for the kids to go to the football club—that also applies to athletics at the likes...
Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Shettleston
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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