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Petition by Ryan McLaughlin  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1259  
Petition by Ryan McLaughlin calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to produce new guidelines on vitamin D supplementation for children and pregnant women and to run an awareness campaign to ensure that people know what level of vitamin D supplements they should be taking.  
Petitioner: Ryan McLaughlin  
Number of signatures: 1425  
Date lodged: 8 June 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1259 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1259  

Link to e-petition  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the Food Standards Agency and the Scientific Advisory Commission on Nutrition seeking responses to the points raised in the petition. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

3 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Food Standards Agency and the Scientific Advisory Commission on Nutrition seeking responses to specific points. <Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 

9 February 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government has agreed to a co-ordinated programme of action with NHS Health Scotland to produce guidance on vitamin D, to educate women on its importance, to consider different messages for different groups of people and to ensure health professionals are giving out correct and consistent advice to pregnant women and new mothers in relation to vitamin D. Further, that the Scottish Government has also committed to keeping the petitioner informed of progress and to involve them in the development of the awareness campaign and that the petitioner has indicated he is content for the petition to be closed. <Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 

 
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