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PE01403: To improve support and assistance to victims of crime and their families

Justice

Petitioner: Peter Morris

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 15 September 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to consider the need for new legislation and provision to protect, support and assist victims of crime.

Petition History:

Summary:

4 October 2011: The Committee took evidence from Peter Morris and Anna Robertson, Aberdeen Law Project and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Victim Support Scotland, People Experiencing Trauma and Loss (PETAL), the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland and the Scottish Court Service seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 4 October 2011 (472KB pdf)

13 December 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland. Link to Official Report 13 December 2011 (470KB pdf)

20 March 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 20 March 2012 (429KB pdf)

29 May 2012: The Committee agreed to defer further consideration until the Scottish Government's proposed Victims and Witnesses Bill is introduced. Link to Official Report 29 May 2012 (308KB pdf)

5 March 2013: The Committee agreed to refer the petition, under Rule 15.6.2, to the Justice Committee for further consideration as part of its scrutiny of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill. Link to Official Report 5 March 2013 (361KB pdf)

18 February 2014: The Justice Committee considered PE1403 by Peter Morris on support and assistance to victims of crime and agreed to close the petition on the basis that the Committee considered the issues raised as part of its consideration of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill, which was enacted earlier this year

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