Ask the Health Secretary

Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing

Ask the Health Secretary


Health and Sport Committee members put questions to Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Alex Neil MSP at their meeting on 12 November. The questions had been sent in from members of the public and stakeholders in an innovative session that saw members of the committee explore the issues at greater length. In just over an hour, the Cabinet Secretary faced questions covering issues such as cardiac rehabilitation services, medical devices and mental health.

Unfortunately time pressures defeated members’ efforts to get through all of the eighteen questions that had been selected, however the Cabinet Secretary has kindly provided the Committee with written answers to the six questions not reached: these can be found via the link below. Links are also provided below to the Official Report of the meeting and the Parliament TV footage.

 Ask Health Secretary - Questions (354KB pdf).

Ask Health Secretary - Answers (74KB pdf).

YouTube feed of the Meeting

Official Report of Meeting 12 November 2013 (359KB pdf)

The Health and Sport Committee thanks everyone that submitted their question to the Health Secretary and we hope you continue to follow our work in the future.




Contact details

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