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Chamber and committees

Criminal Justice Committee

Meeting Minutes

10th Meeting, 2021

  • Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T4.60-CR6 The Livingstone Room
  • Meeting opened at: 10:00
  • Meeting closed at: 12:53
  • Published: Thursday, November 11, 2021 09:48am

Committee Members Attendees

Apologies received from

1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2 Pre-Budget Scrutiny:

The Committee took evidence as part of its Pre-Budget Scrutiny from—

Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans, Donald McGillivray, Director of Safer Communities and Neil Rennick, Director of Justice, Scottish Government .

Fulton MacGregor indicated that he was previously a criminal justice social worker.

3 Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010:

The Committee noted the correspondence received from the Minister for Community Safety and that subordinate legislation to establish a control of dogs database will be considered by the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee. The Committee agreed to keep the timetable for the review of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 under review.

4 Pre-Budget Scrutiny (in private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 2.

5 Work programme (in private):

The Committee considered its work programme.

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