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Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice (Humza Yousaf)

Good morning, and happy new year to you all—I think that we can still get away with saying that, although it is mid-January. I hope that you all had a restful bre...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I have looked over the Law Society’s evidence. I did not get to watch the evidence session with the society live, but I have seen its written evidence. The issue ...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

As I said, I would not consider what is proposed to be a duplication. There could end up being an overlap. If a criminal investigation takes place, there could be...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

Yes.

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

As you were talking, I looked back at the financial memorandum. It is important to put on record that we are not making specific estimates. If you have the financ...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

How would you define “exceptional” in the law? We could debate what “exceptional” means, but that would affect operational matters. If we put something directly i...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

It is a legitimate question, and I certainly would not close my mind to having that in the bill. I will consider that. I read the evidence from Police Scotland about its concerns on the issu...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

You are asking me a different question. The quote that you reference mentions a court order. HDC is obviously not a court order. In your previous question, you re...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I am always open minded about stage 2 amendments that the committee might suggest or that committee members might lodge. Rhoda Grant has described what is probabl...

Justice Committee 12 January 2021 [Draft] : 12 January 2021 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

You are absolutely right that notices and orders could also apply to ex-partners. I am certainly not saying that that would never be the case; I am saying that I ...

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