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PE1917 : Provide full legal aid to all parents fighting for access to their children

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide full legal aid to all parents who are fighting for access to their child/children regardless of their income.

Petitioner: Amy Stevenson

Status: Closed

Date published: 02 December 2021

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

Committee Meetings

23 February 2022: The Committee agreed to write to One Parent Families Scotland, Relationships Scotland, and the Scottish Legal Aid Board. 

Official Report of Meeting 23 February 2022

18 May 2022: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government.

Official Report of Meeting 18 May 2022

29 June 2022: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Government intends to introduce the Legal Aid Reform (Scotland) Bill during this parliament. In closing the petition, the Committee agreed to highlight to the petitioner that they can contact their local MSPs about pursuing amendments to the Bill (once introduced) to ensure that the issues raised in this petition are fully considered.  

Official Report of Meeting 29 June 2022

Written Submissions

PE1917/A: Scottish Government submission 15 December 2021