In its 14th Report, 2015, on Stage 1 of the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill the Health and Sport Committee noted that the Scottish Government would seek to amend the Bill at Stage 2 to provide a right to access voice equipment. On 11 December 2015 that amendment was lodged by the Scottish Government and is set out below. Also set out below is further written evidence provided by the Scottish Government which explains the purpose of that amendment, who is likely to have an interest in it as well as the financial impact of the amendment.
As the Health and Sport Committee did not specifically seek evidence on the provision of voice equipment during Stage 1, it agreed at its meeting on 7 January 2016 to issue a call for written views on this amendment.
Written Submissions Received