Scrutiny by the Justice Committee
The Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (Scotland) Order 2014 was laid on 19 November 2014 and is subject to the affirmative procedure. The Committee is required to report to the Parliament on the Order by 12 January 2015.
The Committee took evidence on a previous draft Order (the draft Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014) under the 'super-affirmative' procedure and reported on that instrument on 13 January 2014. Further information on the Committee's consideration of that instrument is available on the Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014 web page.
The Scottish Government subsequently amended (and renamed) the draft Order and issued a consultation on it on 19 September 2014 (which closed on 13 October 2014). Responses to the consultation are available on the Scottish Government's website at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/11/1102/0. An analysis of responses to the consultation is available at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0046/00462793.pdf.
The Committee took evidence on the draft Order from two panels of witnesses on 2 December and from the Scottish Government on 16 December.
The Association of Visiting Committees indicated that its submission in the above paper had been superceded by the following document:
The Committee published its report to the Parliament on 8 January 2015.
Consideration of the Order concluded with the debate in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament on 13 January 2015.