PE01580: Guidance for Parliament staff on international health treaty standards


Petitioner: Sheila Duffy on behalf of ASH Scotland


Date Lodged: 16 September 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to develop guidance for all those working in the Parliament, to ensure adherence to obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, as set up by the World Health Organisation, and to which the UK is a signatory.

Petition History:


10 November 2015: The Committee took evidence from Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive, ASH Scotland. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, the Scottish Government and the World Health Organization. Link to Official Report 10 November 2015

12 January 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body has indicated that it is content that current arrangements are in keeping with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s guidelines and have been fairly adhered to. Link to Official Report 12 January 2016

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