Section 30 — Section 17C arrangements: persons with whom agreements can be made

Part of Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:45 pm on 27th January 2010.

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Photo of Jackie Baillie Jackie Baillie Labour 3:45 pm, 27th January 2010

The Scottish Government has previously indicated its commitment to co-operatives. We believe that community co-operatives with the appropriate health professionals can provide a suitable model for a PMS contract that would be entirely in keeping with the bill. If the cabinet secretary is not minded to support Helen Eadie's amendments 36 to 45, will she confirm that, if a community co-operative is also a charitable body, it will be eligible to hold a contract under the bill?