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PE01254: Amendment to Section 51 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

Justice

Petitioner: Mark Laidlaw

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 26 May 2009

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend section 51 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 to allow flexibility in order that an employee of a fire and rescue authority can also be employed as a special constable.

Petition History:

Summary:

2 June 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, ACPOS, Chief Fire Officers Association (Scotland), Scottish Police Federation and Fire Brigades Union seeking responses to the points raised in the petition and during the meeting. Link to Official Report 2 June 2009

6 October 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to specific points. Link to Official Report 6 October 2009

9 February 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 9 February 2010

4 May 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 4 May 2010

13 September 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 13 September 2010

23 November 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010

8 February 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. It also agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 8 February 2011

6 September 2011: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 on the grounds that the Scottish Government has now undertaken to look at this issue as part of a wider consultation and that the consultation will provide the petitioner with the opportunity to raise the issue and have it considered in the context of any other planned changes. Link to Official Report of 6 September 2011

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