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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02658: Stuart McMillan (Greenock and Inverclyde)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 28 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the education secretary has had with the minister for public health regarding CPR training in schools.

Answered by: John Swinney 5 December 2018

The health and education of our young people is a top priority for the Scottish Government. We work very closely across Government departments, and with our partners in education and health delivery to ensure that learning meets the needs of children and young people.

Under Curriculum for Excellence, education authorities and individual schools have the flexibility to decide whether they wish to provide defibrillators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation learning opportunities. I am aware that a number of local authorities have already committed to championing and promoting the learning of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in their schools.