PeriodPovertyBill

By Bob Doris MSP

I have been contacted by a number of constituents regarding the Period Poverty Bill, and I wanted to give an update.

I am committed to the principles underpinning the Period Poverty Bill and had previously updated interested constituents that I would need to await the committee’s Stage One report to the Scottish Parliament. I stated that the clear priority for all is to support those on low incomes who may not be able to access products themselves. This goal is shared by many across Parliament.

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Debate on Report on social prescribing

By Bob Doris MSP

I was able to speak in the debate on Social Prescribing in Parliament this week (18 Feb 2020). Social Prescribing is where GPs, and other health professionals, can prescribe activities such as walking or taking up sport to help a patients illness. The Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced a working group to look at how to expend these services.

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BabyBox

By Bob Doris MSP

96% of new parents benefiting from Baby Boxes

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Blackhill Development

By Bob Doris MSP

I have had a number of constituents contact me regarding the proposed development on Blackhill Road in Summerston. I have now received a further update on behalf of the developer who propose to build 500 new houses. You can read more in the letter below.

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