Highlands & Islands MSP and Shadow Health Inequalities and Sport Minister, Rhoda Grant, has welcomed the decision by Alness based Munro Construction to withdraw their proposals to build a waste transfer station at the city’s Carse Industrial Estate.
Congratulations to Professor Jun Wei
That the Parliament congratulates the scientist, Jun Wei, who is based in Inverness, on being made a professor by the University of the Highlands and Islands; notes that Professor Wei was awarded the title in recognition of his contribution to the university’s division of health research based at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness; notes that Professor Wei conducts research into conditions including schizophrenia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke
The most serious concern around TTIP relates to the NHS and our public services.
The Scottish Government and the UK Government have increased the role of the private sector in our health service, and that could leave us vulnerable if, under TTIP, American companies were able to come in and bid for the contracts to provide those services.
Unison raised concerns with the committee around public services.
It called for an unequivocal exclusion of public services from the TTIP negotiations.
It said that there should be a positive list that included what was covered rather than excluding certain things, as is normally the case for trade agreements.
Another Iconic Tourist Attraction Opens in Orkney
That the Parliament congratulates Chivas Brothers on the opening to the public of the Scapa distillery in Orkney for the first time in its 130-year history; understands that the company plans to educate malt connoisseurs about the distillery’s unique production process, provenance and quality; believes that this venture has established two permanent and two seasonal jobs; considers that it will add to Orkney’s many iconic tourist locations, and wishes everyone at the distillery all the best.
The ALLIANCE Reaches 1,000th Members
That the Parliament congratulates the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) on reaching its 1,000th member; acknowledges what it sees as the contribution that the organisation, which was set up in 2006, has made to help achieve a Scotland in which disabled people, people living with long-term conditions and unpaid carers have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well;
Question tabled by Rhoda awaiting answer (scheduled by 14th. May)
Rhoda Grant: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on reintroducing ringfencing for coordinator posts funded by the Violence Against Women Fund.