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PE01351: Time for all to be heard

People Communities

Petitioner: Chris Daly and Helen Holland

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 30 August 2010

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to establish for all victims of institutional child abuse, a “Time for All to be Heard” forum incorporating a compensation scheme.

Petition History:

Summary:

5 October 2010: The Committee took evidence from Chris Daly and Helen Holland and agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 5 October 2010

23 November 2010: The Committee agreed to invite the Minister for Public Health and Sport, the Minister for Children and Early Years and the Minister for Community Safety to give oral evidence. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010

7 December 2010: The Committee agreed to defer consideration of petition PE1351 to a future meeting. Link to Official Report 7 December 2010

21 December 2010: The Committee took evidence from Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport; Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years; Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety; Jean Maclellan and Paul Allen, Scottish Government, and stated its intention, once the report of the Forum has been published in 2011, to invite Tom Shaw, Chair of Time To Be Heard Forum and a number of Commissioners, and Scottish Government Ministers, to give oral evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 21 December 2010

1 March 2011: The Committee heard evidence from Tom Shaw, Chair, and Anne Carpenter, Commissioner, Time to be Heard and agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 1 March 2011

28 June 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking an update. Link to Official Report 28 June 2011

4 October 2011: The Committee agreed to invite the Scottish Government and the Scottish Human Rights Commission to give evidence at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 4 October 2011 (472KB pdf)

29 November 2011: The Committee took evidence from Duncan Wilson, Head of Legal and Strategy, Scottish Human Rights Commission, Michael Matheson MSP, Minister for Public Health and Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011

13 December 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and Tom Shaw, Chair, Time to be Heard pilot forum. Link to Official Report 13 December 2011 (470KB pdf)

17 April 2012: The Committee agreed to schedule the petition for consideration at the last meeting before summer recess and seek an update report from the Scottish Government for that meeting. Link to Official Report 17 April 2012 (473KB pdf)

26 June 2012: The Committee agreed to consider the petition again in the autumn and seek an update report from the Scottish Government for consideration at that time. Link to Official Report 26 June 2012 (463KB pdf)

30 October 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland. Link to Official Report 30 October 2012 (474KB pdf)

8 January 2013: The Committee agreed to await the outcome of the interaction and the Scottish Government’s consultation on the civil law of damages and seek updates at that time. Link to Official Report 8 January 2013 (474KB pdf)

4 March 2014: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 4 March 2014 (403KB pdf)

9 June 2015: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that an Inquiry with full statutory powers has been set up and a commitment given to lift the three-year time bar on civil cases for compensation. Link to Official Report 9 June 2015   

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