Closed Petitions

 

Closed Petitions

The Committee has closed its consideration of the following petitions:

PE1501: Suspicious death investigations

PE1567: Investigating unascertained deaths

PE1510: Emergency Service and Non Emergency Service Call Centres

PE1511: Inverness Fire Service Control Room

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.

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.

At its meeting on 5 September 2017 the Committee agreed to keep the petitions open and to write to the Scottish Government and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service requesting further information in relation to issues raised by the petitioners.

At its meeting on 19 December 2017, the Committee agreed to close Petition 1510 on the on the basis that the Committee has considered the matters raised by the petition, and no further submissions have been received from the petitioner since January 2017. The Committee agreed to keep Petition 1511 open to allow for a response from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Prior to its meeting on 27 March 2018, the Committee received the following submissions:

At its meeting on 27 March 2018, the Committee agreed to close the petition on the basis that the Committee agreed to keep the issues it raised under review in relation to its future scrutiny of police and fire and rescue services.

 

 
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