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"Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations"

Margaret Mitchell
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Archive for January 2011

Christmas 2010 newsletter

Jan. 24th 2011

Read about the ‘Brew for the Few’ fundraising event for the RAF Association, the new NHS Forth Valley Royal Hospital and see the winning entry for the 2010 Christmas Card competition! Plus read about what’s been happening in the Scottish Parliament including the work of the Equal Opportunities Committee. Click the links below to download the newsletter.

Christmas 2010 newsletter – covers
Christmas 2010 newsletter – inside

Posted by Kate | in Newsletters

Mental Health

Jan. 13th 2011

In June the Equal Opportunities Committee published its report on post-legislative scrutiny: the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. The act states every person with a mental health disorder should have a right to advocacy services. The Committee looked at the effectiveness of mental health legislation and found that the provision of mental health services was poor for specific groups and was in effect non-existent for prisoners with mental health problems. In December the Committee initiated a debate in the parliament to discuss its findings, for a full text of the debate, including my speech, click on the following link to the Scottish Parliament website: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/Apps2/Business/ORSearch/ReportView.aspx?r=5958&i=53382&c=1150310&s=

For a copy of the Committee’s report click on the following link: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/committees/equal/reports-10/eor10-04.htm

Posted by Kate | in Parliament

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