My latest motions to the Scottish Parliament:
Motion S5M-04512: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 08/03/2017
That the Parliament recognises that 24 March 2017 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day; recognises that this year will mark the 135th anniversary of Dr Robert Koch’s groundbreaking discovery of the cause of the condition, TB bacillus, which paved the way for diagnosing it and a cure; understands that 10 million people across the world develop it each year and that it is the leading infectious killer, resulting in an estimated 1.8 million fatalities; acknowledges that the World Health Organization has stated that the UK has the one of the lowest TB mortality rates, but regrets that the British Lung Foundation has highlighted that, in the UK, Scotland has the highest rate for both female mortality and male emergency admissions to hospital.
That the Parliament notes that 21 March 2017 marks the fifth annual World Down Syndrome Day; notes that the day was first observed in 2006 before being recognised and endorsed by the UN in 2011; recognises that this year’s theme is focused on enabling people with the condition, and their advocates, to speak up in an effort to influence government policy in order to ensure equal treatment and respect and to have the chance to fully participate in all aspects of society; congratulates Down’s Syndrome Scotland, which is a parent-led charity that has been supporting people to achieve their full potential for 25 years, and commends its work in attempting to influence policy outcomes to ensure that society reflects the needs of people with Down’s syndrome.
Motion S5M-04099: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/02/2017
That the Parliament notes that 20 February 2017 marks the 11th annual UN World Day of Social Justice; considers that the social justice agenda must aim to reduce and eradicate all forms of discrimination and inequality that people face every day regarding their age, culture, ethnicity, disability, gender, race and religion; believes that, in relation to gender equality, the global community must redouble its efforts in order to meet the UN aims of empowering women through reducing poverty and promoting development as, at present, six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women, and notes with regret that the World Economic Forum has estimated that it will take another 118 years to completely eradicate gender inequality across the globe, despite this being a fundamental human right.
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My latest question to the Scottish Government:
Question S5W-07389: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2017
To ask the Scottish Government what specific training is provided to prison officers and staff on how to care for (a) older people and (b) people with dementia.
Question S5W-07392: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2017
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to develop a national strategy for older prisoners.
Question S5W-07385: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/02/2017
To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of prisoners are aged over (i) 49 and (ii) 59.
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