Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee
5th Meeting, 2022
- Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
- Session: 6
- Location: T1.60-CR4 The Clerk Maxwell Room
- Meeting opened at: 10:00
- Meeting closed at: 12:13
- Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 01:21pm
Committee Members Attendees
- Joe FitzPatrick (Convener)
- Maggie Chapman (Deputy Convener)
- Karen Adam (Member)
- Pam Gosal (Member)
- Fulton MacGregor (Member)
- Alexander Stewart (Member)
Apologies received from
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.
The Committee agreed its response to correspondence from the COVID-19 Recovery Committee.