“This isn’t a priority for us”

On the 6 March 2018, I asked the  Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland if it supports Sunshine legislation. This was the reply that I received from Colin McKay, Chief Executive:

“We haven’t taken a position on it one way or another. We need to prioritise our activity in line with the specific statutory functions bestowed on us by Parliament, and we have concluded that this isn’t a priority for us.”

However, the Scottish public have been consulted on this and do consider it a priority. Realistic Medicine is also a Scottish Government initiative that has wide parliamentary support.