Proposed Post-Mortem Examinations (Defence Time-Limit) (Scotland) Bill

Lady Justice

Proposer

Gil Paterson MSP

Draft Proposal

A proposal for a Bill to make the right of defence counsel for a person accused of homicide to instruct a post-mortem examination of the alleged victim subject to an extendable time-limit in order to minimise delays and uncertainty for victims' families.

Lodged on 8 January 2019

Consultation closing date: 9 April 2019

Accompanied by: Consultation Document (348KB pdf)

Final Proposal

A proposal for a Bill to make the right of the defence solicitor for a person accused of homicide to instruct a post-mortem examination of the alleged victim subject to an extendable time-limit in order to minimise delays and uncertainty for victims' families.

Lodged 16 May 2019

Accompanied by: Consultation Summary (674KB pdf)

Total Supporters: 32

29 Scottish National Party

2 Scottish Labour

1 Scottish Green party

For supporters names see:

Proposed Post-Mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill list of supporters (84KB pdf)

Right to introduce Member's Bill Secured?

Yes

Member's Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?

The member has the right to introduce a Member's Bill to give effect to the proposal until 1 June 2020 (or, exceptionally, until 30 September 2020).

       

 

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