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Bills and Laws

Proposed Post-Mortem Examinations (Defence Time-Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Gil Paterson, Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill


Draft proposal

Date lodged: 08 January 2019

A proposal for a Bill to make the right of defence counsel for a person accused of homicide to instruct a post-mortem examination of the alleged victim subject to an extendable time-limit in order to minimise delays and uncertainty for victims' families.


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Proposed Post-Mortem Examinations (Defence Time-Limit) (Scotland) Bill