Public Petitions

PE1370: Justice for Megrahi

PE1501: Suspicious death investigations

PE1501 and PE1511: Control Rooms

PE1567: Investigating unascertained deaths

Consideration of these petitions by Session 4 Justice Committee can be found here:

http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/44107.aspx

 

The Committee is currently considering the following public petitions

Petition PE1370

PE1370 by Dr Jim Swire, Professor Robert Black QC, Mr Robert Forrester, Father Patrick Keegans and Mr Iain McKie on behalf of Justice for Megrahi on opening an independent inquiry into the 2001 Kamp van Zeist conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988.

 At its meetings on 27 September 2016, 17 January 2017 and 2 May 2017 the Committee agreed to keep the petition open pending the completion of Operation Sandwood.

Petition PE1501 and Petition PE1567

PE1501 is a petition by Stuart Graham on public inquiries into self-inflicted and accidental deaths following suspicious death investigations.

PE1567 is by Donna O'Halloran calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to change the law and procedures in regards to investigating unascertained deaths, suicides and fatal accidents in Scotland.

At its meeting on 27 September 2016 the Committee agreed to keep the petitions open and write to the Lord Advocate seeking further information.

At its meeting on 24 January 2017 the Committee agreed to keep the petitions open and write to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Scottish Government requesting further information on how military-related deaths are dealt with, particularly where cross-border issues arise.

At its meeting on 2 May 2017 the Committee agreed to keep the petitions open and write to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service seeking further information on its interaction with coroners in England and Wales.

Petitions PE1510 and PE1511

PE1510 is a petition by Jody Curtis on behalf of Emergency Service and Non Emergency Service Call Centres calling on the Scottish Parliament to undertake a committee inquiry into the closure of Police, Fire, and Non-Emergency Service Centres north of Dundee.

Petition PE1511 is a petition by Laura Ross calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the decision made by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to close the Inverness Control Room.

At its meeting on 27 September 2016 the Committee agreed to keep the petitions open and write to Police Scotland seeking further information. 

At its meeting on 24 January 2017 the Committee agreed to keep the petitions open and write to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service seeking further information.

At its meeting on 2 May 2017 the Committee agreed to keep the petitions open pending the publication of HM Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland's report on the way in which the SFRS is conducting its operations, and of a final report of an internal audit review of the Command and Control Futures Programme deliverables.