2. To ask the Scottish Government what advice and support it can provide to parents and carers who are struggling to afford nappies and infant feed, in light of recent reports regarding nappy need, difficulties in accessing baby formula at foodbanks and families with young children being forced to cut back on essentials. (S6T-01415)
I know that the cabinet secretary shares some of my concerns about some of the heartbreaking findings that were in the Sunday Post ’s special investigation at the weekend, including the findings of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation survey. There was a lot in that investigation, but I will pick up on the perceived rules around the UNICEF guidelines on baby formula. Mums are being turned away from...
I am grateful to the cabinet secretary. I want to mention the campaign charity Feed UK, which was founded by Dr Erin Williams. It says that many food banks do not supply baby formula because they wrongly believe that it is illegal to do so. That is not the case and we need to get that message out there. On nappy need, I was recently asked along to NappiRunz, a small charity that is based in...
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Labour MSP for Central Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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