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Children of Drug Abusers

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:54 pm on 16th September 2004.

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Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative 4:54 pm, 16th September 2004

The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-1306, in the name of Trish Godman, on the children of drug abusers.

Motion debated,

That the Parliament notes the widespread incidence in Scotland of children whose parents misuse drugs and who, as a result, suffer diminished lives in all kinds of ways; believes that such children, many of whom are infants, require comprehensive care by those concerned with the protection of vulnerable families, and considers that the Scottish Executive, social work departments and other interested parties should adopt healthcare programmes that will ensure that such young citizens escape the blighting of their lives brought about by parents who are themselves in need of treatment and support.