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10 Years of Breastfeeding Motion,26/01/15 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 26 January 2015 by Elaine Smith (Lab) on 10 Years of the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament celebrates 10 years of the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act 2005; understands that the bill received Royal Assent on 18 January 2005; recognises that it made it an offence to prevent or stop a child who is permitted to be in a public place or licensed premises from being fed milk in that place or on those premises; believes that it is the Scottish Government’s role to educate public services, businesses and members of the public about the Act and that more publicity and promotion is required; acknowledges the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby and believes that mothers breastfeeding in public should be celebrated and supported, and understands that, while the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 goes some way in doing that, more publicity and support is required.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 26 January 2015