Official Report


  • Health and Sport Committee 28 June 2016    
    • Attendance


      *Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab)

      Deputy convener

      *Clare Haughey (Rutherglen) (SNP)

      Committee members

      *Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP)
      *Miles Briggs (Lothian) (Con)
      *Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con)
      *Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western) (LD)
      *Alison Johnstone (Lothian) (Green)
      *Richard Lyle (Uddingston and Bellshill) (SNP)
      *Ivan McKee (Glasgow Provan) (SNP)
      *Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab)
      *Maree Todd (Highlands and Islands) (SNP)


      Clerk to the committee

      David Cullum


      The James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)


    • Interests
      • The Convener (Neil Findlay):

        Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the second meeting of the Health and Sport Committee in the Scottish Parliament’s fifth session. I ask everyone to switch off their mobile phones, as they interfere with the sound system.

        The first item on our agenda is declarations of interests. In accordance with section 3 of the “Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament”, I invite Donald Cameron and Colin Smyth to declare interests that are relevant to the committee’s remit.

      • Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands) (Con):

        I refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests, in which I state that I am a non-executive director of two public companies. I am declaring that interest because both companies invest in pharmaceuticals and healthcare products.

      • Colin Smyth (South Scotland) (Lab):

        I, too, refer members to my entry in the register of members’ interests. I am currently a member of Unite the union and the GMB, and I am a councillor on Dumfries and Galloway Council. When I was elected to Parliament, I was employed by Parkinson’s UK. Although that employment has now ceased, I remain a member of the charity.

      • The Convener:

        Thank you very much. As was agreed at the committee’s previous meeting, we now move into private session.

        10:01 Meeting continued in private until 11:09.