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Chamber and committees

Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Minutes: 22 February 2022

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

5th Meeting, 2022

Start time: 10:00am
Location: T1.60-CR4 The Clerk Maxwell Room
Published: Wednesday, 23 February 2022


1. Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take item 5 in private.

2. Family Law round table:

The Committee took evidence from—

Judith Higson, Child and Family Law Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland;

Ruth Innes QC, Faculty of Advocates;

Megan Farr, Policy Officer, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland;

Dr Marsha Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Women's Aid;

Rosanne Cubitt, Head of Practice for Family Mediation and Relationship Counselling, Relationships Scotland;

Lesley Anderson, Chair, Family Law Association of Scotland;

Ian Maxwell, National Manager, Shared Parenting Scotland.

3. Family Law round table (In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard under agenda item 2 and agreed to write to the Scottish Government.

4. Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee considered a paper on key issues and recommendations.

5. Correspondence:

The Committee agreed its response to correspondence from the COVID-19 Recovery Committee.

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