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Chamber and committees

Criminal Justice Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on the Criminal Justice system in Scotland, including:

  • Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Courts, including the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Prosecution and the work of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • The Scottish Prison Service and community sentencing

Next meeting

4th Meeting, 2023

Agenda: Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill, Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill, Work programme

10:30am, 01 February 2023

T4.60-CR6 The Livingstone Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Stephen Imrie, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 6241 Find out about call charges.

Twitter: @SP_Justice

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Criminal Justice Committee

Current Members

Audrey Nicoll

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeen South and North Kincardine (Constituency)

Russell Findlay

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Katy Clark

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Jamie Greene

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Rona Mackay

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Strathkelvin and Bearsden (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Kilbride (Constituency)

Substitute Members

Donald Cameron

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Jackie Dunbar

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeen Donside (Constituency)

Daniel Johnson

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Edinburgh Southern (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Previous

Future

The following has been agreed as the future work of the Committee. It will be updated on a regular basis. It is subject to change.

For further details or questions, please contact the clerks to the Committee.          


Wednesday 1 February 2023

  • Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill oral evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans

Wednesday 8 February 2023

  • TBC

The Committee expects to be working on the following bills for the period to March 2022:

  • Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill


Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Criminal Justice Committee

Transgender Prisoners

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans to the Convener, 31 January 2023

Criminal Justice Committee

Evidence Submission from the City of Edinburgh Council

Evidence submission from the City of Edinburgh Council on the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum, 27 January 2023

Criminal Justice Committee

Evidence Submission from Inverclyde HSCP

Evidence Submission from Inverclyde HSCP on the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill Financial Memorandum, 26 January 2023

Official Reports

Official Reports

Meeting date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Criminal Justice Committee

Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Meeting date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Criminal Justice Committee

Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Meeting date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Criminal Justice Committee

Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1, Public Order Bill, Priorities in the Justice Sector and an Action Plan, Virtual Trials and Charges for Court Transcripts (Correspondence)

Reports

Committee reports

16 January 2023

Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Public Order Bill (UK Parliament legislation)

A report of the Criminal Justice Committee's consideration of a notification from the Scottish Government for a legislative consent memorandum for the Public Order Bill (UK Parliament legislation).

10 January 2023

Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill (UK Parliament legislation)

A report of the Criminal Justice Committee's consideration of a notification from the Scottish Government for a legislative consent memorandum for the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill (UK Parliament legislation).

29 November 2022

The International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2022 [draft]

A report by the Criminal Justice Committee on the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2022 [draft].

Remit

To consider and report on matters relating to criminal justice falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans, and functions of the Lord Advocate other than as head of the systems of criminal prosecution and investigation of deaths in Scotland.