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Chamber and committees

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee


Meeting Minutes

1st Meeting, 2022

  • Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Session: 6
  • Location: www.scottishparliament.tv
  • Meeting opened at: 09:45
  • Meeting closed at: 12:51
  • Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 05:13pm

Committee Members Attendees

Also Present

Richard Leonard


1 Subordinate legislation:

The Committee considered the following negative instrument— Civil Partnership (Supplementary Provisions relating to the Recognition of Overseas Dissolutions, Annulments or Separations) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021


The Committee agreed to make no recommendations in relation to the instrument.


2 Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill:

The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Nicky Wilson, President, National Union of Mineworkers in Scotland;

Robert Young, Board Member, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust;

Alex Bennett, former Miner;

Professor Jim Phillips, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow;

and then from—

Jim McBrierty, Immediate Past President, Retired Police Officers Association Scotland;

Tom Wood, Former Deputy Chief Constable, Lothian and Borders Police.


3 Miners' Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

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


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