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Scottish Alcohol Research Network Heather Galway Assistant Clerk, Health and Sport Committee Heather. [email protected] scot 0131 348 5410
The role of the Scottish Parliament § The Scottish Parliament is the lawmaking body in Scotland for devolved matters. It is made up of all 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs). MSPs debate matters of importance to the people of Scotland, consider and vote on legislation and hold the Scottish Government to account. § The Scottish Parliament is staffed by public servants, not civil servants. They serve the Parliament as a whole and must remain politically impartial.
Current Parliamentary Committees § Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations § Delegated Powers and Law Reform § Economy, Jobs and Fair Work § Education and Skills § Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform § Equalities and Human Rights § Finance and Constitution § Health and Sport § Justice Sub-Committee on Policing § Local Government and Communities § Public Audit and Postlegislative Scrutiny § Public Petitions § Rural Economy and Connectivity § Social Security § Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments
Functions of committees § Scrutinise and hold to account the Scottish Government and public bodies § Inquire into subjects within remit § Examine legislation, including bills and subordinate legislation § Examine the Scottish Government budget and expenditure § Specific role in Stages 1 and 2 of bills § Can initiate legislation § Consider petitions that have been submitted by members of the public and groups who wish to raise an issue.
Health and Sport Committee
Health and Sport Committee Strategic Plan & Vision 2016 -2021 “In all our actions our overriding aim is to improve the health of the people of Scotland” § To meet the above we will test all activity we scrutinise against the following aspects: § The impact it has on health inequality; § The extent to which it has a prevention focus; § Long term cost effectiveness and efficiency; and § The implications of the UK’s EU exit.
2016 work programme § § § § Health and Social Care Budgets Delayed Discharges Social and Community Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention Mental Health GPs and GP Hubs Obesity Targets
Current work programme Inquiries § Sport for Everyone § Preventative Agenda § Healthcare in Prisons § NHS Governance § IJB Consultation with Stakeholders § Technology and Modernisation of the NHS
Engaging with the Committee § Stage 1, 2 and 3 of a Bill § Call for written evidence § Oral evidence at formal meeting § Direct contact with MSPs § Informal meetings § with the Committee § with the Clerks
SPICe and research Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) § Kathleen Robson Kathleen. [email protected] scot § Lizzy Burgess Lizzy. [email protected] scot § Anne Jepson Anne. [email protected] scot To register as an adviser or external research consultant: § [email protected] scot
Where to find us! § Twitter @SP_Health. Sport § Parliament TV You can watch meetings live on Parliament TV or § Committee Website catch up on previous meetings www. parliament. scot/ parliamentarybusiness www. scottishparliament. tv /Current. Committees/h (We are usually in CR 4) ealth-committee. aspx