The Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 16 January 2012. The Local Government and Regeneration Committee had been designated as a secondary committee for the consideration of this Bill. As such, the Committee will report to the Justice Committee, which is the lead committee for the consideration of the general principles of the Bill.
The Local Government and Regeneration Committee has agreed to seek evidence, from key stakeholders, on those aspects of the Bill most relevant to its remit.
The Committee took oral evidence from the Scottish Government Bill Team, at its meeting on Wednesday 8th February 2012.
The Committee will take oral evidence, from key stakeholders, at its meeting on Tuesday 21st February 2012 (starting at 2pm). Following this, the Committee will report its findings and recommendations to the lead committee, as part of its consideration of the general principles of the Bill.
The Committee has agreed to seek written and oral evidence in relation to the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill from:—
- Association of Principal Fire Officers
- Chief Fire Officers Association
- Fire Brigades Union
- Fire Conveners Forum
- HM Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland
- Police Authorities Conveners Forum
- Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland
- Prof Nick Fyfe, University of Dundee
- Scottish Association of Police Superintendents
- Scottish Community Safety Network
- Scottish Police Federation
- Scottish Police Services Authority
For further information on the Bill and its accompanying documents, please see the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill.
The Committee received the following written evidence in relation to the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Bill:
Supplementary Written Evidence
Read the Committee's report to the Justice Committee on the Bill
(Published on 19 March 2012)
For Committee information, contact:
Seán Wixted: 0131 348 5223
Euan Donald: 0131 348 5219
Eugene Windsor: 0131 348 5217