This Week in Parliament: 23/04/2018

On Tuesday, I attended an update on Negotiations on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

On Wednesday, I attended the Finance and Constitution Committee. I later attended the chamber for the Stage 3: Social Security (Scotland) Bill.

In the evening, I attended a reception on Moving Forward which focuses on supporting people to live well with and beyond breast cancer.

On Thursday, I attended the Petitions Committee on Lyme’s Disease and tick borne illnesses. The other members in the meeting discussed the guidance documentation from NICE. I expressed my disappointment in having to wait for the NICE guidelines for any action to be taken place in Scotland. Lyme Disease affects many people’s lives and it must be taken seriously. I then attended General Questions followed by First Ministers Questions (FMQs) debating the EU Withdrawal Bill and ambulance response time. His Excellency Professor Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi gave a speech in the Chamber on the relationship between Scotland and Malawi. I later attended the Stage 3: Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill.