Closed Petitions

 

Closed Petitions

The Committee has closed its consideration of the following petitions:

PE1501: Suspicious death investigations

PE1567: Investigating unascertained deaths

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.

At its meeting on 5 September 2017, the Committee agreed to close the petitions on the basis that the Scottish Government and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service had responded to the issues raised by the petitioners.