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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13630: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of all involvement by former or current special advisers in providing advice to (a) ministers and (b) officials on the use of transvaginal mesh implants.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 9 January 2018

In order to provide effective assistance to Ministers, special advisers work closely with the Ministerial team and with civil servants and may give assistance and advice on any aspect of Scottish Government business. Medical advice in relation to mesh is provided to both Ministers and officials by appropriately qualified and experienced clinical personnel.