PE1917 : Provide full legal aid to all parents fighting for access to their children
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
Date published: 02 December 2021
Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration
23 February 2022: The Committee agreed to write to One Parent Families Scotland, Relationships Scotland, and the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
18 May 2022: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government.
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.