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Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con)

Amendment 1 is designed to be a simple amendment that seeks to draw together some points of consensus that emerged during the stage 1 evidence and to give reassur...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

The amendment seeks to introduce “for the avoidance of doubt” wording. It would not change the law or what is already in the bill; it would just provide some reas...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

The member might be interested to know that I tried to lodge a version of my amendment with wording that was similar to that, but I was told by the legislation te...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

Will the member take an intervention on that point?

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

Again, I point out to the member that I tried that approach. I included a best interests test, which was my preferred approach. However, I was told that the bill ...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

I will pick up those points in my winding-up speech, convener.

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

I understand the point that the minister is trying to make, but given that the bill refers to the removal of a defence, it is pretty clear that those would be con...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

I thank the minister for giving way again. As I said to Alex Cole-Hamilton, I sought to make reference to the 1995 act in a previous draft of my amendment, but th...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

Does John Finnie accept that the fact that the Lord Advocate is going to address a number of points in guidance suggests that there is at least some doubt about h...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Oliver Mundell

This has been a helpful discussion, in part. I do not accept that the bill, as drafted, is free from doubt. I think that there are legitimate and on-going concern...

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