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Chamber and committees

Criminal Justice Committee


Meeting Agenda

4th Meeting, 2021

  • Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T4.60-CR6 The Livingstone Room
  • Start time: 10:00am
  • Published: Friday, October 1, 2021 10:41am

1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private.


2 Subordinate legislation:

The Committee will take evidence on the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2021 [draft] and the European Union and European Atomic Energy Community (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2021 [draft] from—


Witnesses

Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, Scottish Government

Susan Black, Senior Policy Officer, Civil Law and Legal System Division, Scottish Government

Jo-anne Tinto, Solicitor, Constitutional and Civil Law Division , Scottish Government Legal Directorate



3 Subordinate legislation:

Ash Denham (Minister for Community Safety) to move—

S6M-00926—That the Criminal Justice Committee recommends that the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2021 [draft] be approved.

S6M-00931—That the Criminal Justice Committee recommends that the European Union and European Atomic Energy Community (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2021 [draft] be approved.


4 Prisons and prison policy:

The Committee will take evidence in a round-table discussion from—


Witnesses

Alan Staff, Chief Executive, Apex Scotland

Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner

Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland , HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland

Dr Katrina Morrison, Howard League Scotland Committee Secretary , Howard League Scotland

John Watt, Chair, Parole Board for Scotland

Phil Fairlie, Assistant General Secretary of the POA in Scotland, Prison Officers Association

Professor Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work, University of Glasgow , Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Teresa Medhurst, Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service

Allister Purdie, Interim Director of Operations, Scottish Prison Service



5 Reducing youth offending, offering community justice solutions and alternatives to custody:

The Committee will take evidence in a round-table discussion from—


Witnesses

Fiona Dyer, Interim Director, Children’s and Young People’s Centre for Justice

Gemma Fraser, Senior Reporting Officer Recovery, Renewal & Transform, Community Justice Scotland

Ashley Cameron, The Promise Scotland Oversight Board member, The Care Review

Superintendent Colin Convery, Partnerships, Prevention and Community Wellbeing, Police Scotland

Diane Dobbie, Justice Standing Committee, Social Work Scotland

Professor Lesley McAra, University of Edinburgh

Dr Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Stirling

Niven Rennie, Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit



6 Evidence Sessions:

The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earlier under agenda items 4 and 5.


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