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Children & Young People Cross Party Group, 06/05 [S]

Children & Young People Cross Party Group, 06/05 [S]

The most recent meeting of the of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People was held on 23 June 2005. The meeting was chaired by Robin Harper MSP and focussed on children and fuel poverty.

During the meeting members heard presentations from Elizabeth Gore, Energy Action Scotland and Kate Higgins, Capability Scotland.

Discussion surrounded the Warm Deal and central heating programmes; their extension beyond March 2006 and the possibility of extending eligibility to include families with children and disabled people. Following discussion Robin Harper agreed to lodge a motion with Parliament on fuel poverty.

Other matters discussed at the meeting included children's advocacy and child protection.

The next meeting will take place after recess.

Further information

For more information on the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People, including minutes from meetings, see its page on the Scottish Parliament's website.