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PE01449: Maintenance of a Scottish Council for Administrative Justice

Justice

Petitioner: Dr John Wallace Hinton on behalf of Accountability Scotland

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 29 August 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to preserve an independent Scottish Administrative Justice Council when the UK AJTC system is abolished, ensuring the new body has a critical user-interface to enable base-roots input from the public and that it has complete independence from political or civil service influence. 

Petition History:

Summary:

18 September 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition under Rule 15.6.2 to the Justice Committee. Link to Official Report 18 September 2012 (450KB pdf)

25 September 2012: The Justice Committee considered PE1449 by Dr John Wallace Hinton on behalf of Accountability Scotland on preserving an independent Scottish Administrative Justice Council when the UK AJTC system is abolished, ensuring the new body has a critical user-interface to enable base-roots input from the public and that it has complete independence from political or civil service influence: to keep the petition open and to write to the Scottish Government seeking further details of (i) the functions of the non-statutory advisory committee; (ii) the timetable for its creation; and (iii) the timetable for producing and considering long-term options. Link to Official Report 25 September 2012 (312KB pdf)

18 February 2014: The Justice Committee considered PE1449 by Dr John Wallace Hinton on behalf of Accountability Scotland on the Scottish Committee of the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council and agreed to keep the petition open and to keep matters under review.

3 June 2014: The Justice Committee agreed to write to Accountability Scotland and the Scottish Administrative Justice Council Advisory Committee seeking information on a number of issues, and to keep the petition open. Link to Official Report 3 June 2014 (432KB pdf)

4 November 2014: The Justice Committee agreed to draw the attention of the Scottish Government and Advisory Committee to the letters from Accountability Scotland and the original petitioner, and to close the petition. Link to Official Report 4 November 2014

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