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Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee on fact-finding visit to the Borders

30.08.2019

Ahead of the new Parliamentary year, MSPs from the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee are spending a day with police officers, legal professionals and others working in the wider justice system in the Scottish Borders.

Parliament Committee to examine case for personal data tsar

01.07.2019

Parliament Committee to examine case for personal data tsar

Reveal ‘no-deal’ planning for policing and criminal justice, says Justice Committee

27.06.2019

Reveal ‘no-deal’ planning for policing and criminal justice, says Justice Committee

Justice Committee review of Police and Fire services highlights improving picture but identifies ‘raft of improvements’ still required

25.03.2019

Justice Committee review of Police and Fire services highlights improving picture but identifies ‘raft of improvements’ still required

Measures to reduce reoffending backed by MSPs

31.01.2019

Proposals to increase the use of electronic tags and reduce the period that people with prior convictions must disclose convictions for have received the backing of MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Justice Committee backs Vulnerable Witnesses Bill

24.01.2019

Plans to increase the use of pre-recorded evidence in criminal trials have been given the green light by Holyrood’s Justice Committee.

Justice Committee backs alternatives to court

01.10.2018

Holyrood’s Justice Committee is backing increased use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation and arbitration as an alternative to civil courts.

Widen access to the legal profession, says Justice Committee

23.09.2018

Holyrood’s Justice Committee is calling on schools, universities and the Law Society of Scotland to consider what barriers exist to becoming a lawyer and to take action to remove them.

MSPs embark on justice factfinding visits to Dundee, Forfar and Montrose

03.09.2018

MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are to visit Dundee, Forfar and Montrose on Monday 3 September.

Justice Committee seeking views on Vulnerable Witnesses Bill

04.07.2018

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has today launched a call for evidence into the Government’s new Vulnerable Witnesses Bill.

Justice Committee questions use of remand in Scotland

24.06.2018

Holyrood’s Justice Committee has found that the proportion of remand prisoners in Scotland is high, particularly amongst female prisoners, where remand prisoners account for almost a quarter of the total female prison population.

Fact-finding visit to Glasgow for Holyrood’s Justice Committee

29.05.2018

MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee have spent a morning in Glasgow finding out more about electronic tagging and the impact criminal convictions have on employment prospects.

Police and Fire Reform Act under the spotlight

01.04.2018

On the fifth anniversary of Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s establishment, Holyrood’s Justice Committee is calling for views on the legislation that brought them into being.

Justice Committee seeking views on treatment of Offenders

16.03.2018

Prior to the committee’s consideration of the Scottish Government’s Management of Offenders Bill, the Justice Committee is launching a call for views.

Justice Committee backs Repeal Bill

18.01.2018

A majority of Holyrood's Justice Committee has backed James Kelly MSP’s Bill repealing the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act.

MSPs back changing compensation claims in Scotland

21.12.2017

MSPs on Holyrood’s Justice Committee have unanimously backed the proposed law which changes the costs for people bringing a civil claim to court in Scotland.

MSPs back Domestic Abuse Bill to ‘close gap in the law’

21.09.2017

Holyrood’s Justice Committee has unanimously backed the general principles set out in the Scottish Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

Views sought on repeal of Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications Act

01.07.2017

Holyrood’s Justice Committee is seeking the public’s views on proposals to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012.

MSPs seek views on capping ‘no win no fee’ arrangements

16.06.2017

The cost of going to court is to be examined by Holyrood’s Justice Committee as it begins its scrutiny of the Civil Litigation Bill by launching a call for evidence.

Integrating British Transport Police into Police Scotland backed by Justice Committee

28.04.2017

A majority of members on Holyrood’s Justice Committee have backed the Scottish Government’s plan to integrate the British Transport Police (BTP) in Scotland into Police Scotland.

‘No room for complacency’ in Scotland’s squeezed Prosecution Service

25.04.2017

Scotland’s public prosecutor must do better in a number of key areas according to a report issued today by Holyrood’s Justice Committee.

Justice Committee backs Bill lifting time bar on Childhood Abuse civil litigation

20.04.2017

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has endorsed the general principles of the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) Bill, but states that some aspects of the Bill need further consideration to ensure the right balance is struck.

Justice Committee looking at Domestic Abuse Bill

29.03.2017

Proposals to outlaw psychological domestic abuse are to be considered by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Demands on police time under the spotlight at Holyrood

24.01.2017

Police work that is not driven by crime will be the focus of Holyrood’s Justice Committee today.

MSPs to question Lord Advocate on Prosecution Service

17.01.2017

Following a five month inquiry into the effectiveness and efficiency of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Holyrood’s Justice Committee is to conclude its investigation by questioning the head of the service.

Future of British Transport Police to be inspected by MSPs

21.12.2016

A call for views on the future of the British Transport Police (BTP) in Scotland has today been launched by Holyrood’s Justice Committee.

Justice Committee looking at Childhood Abuse Bill

30.11.2016

The three-year time limit that prevents childhood abuse survivors from seeking civil damages in court is the focus of a call for evidence issued by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

Hamilton hearing for Holyrood’s Justice Committee

08.11.2016

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee will hold an informal session outside of Holyrood, taking its inquiry into the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to Hamilton.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal to be the subject of a major new inquiry by MSPs

11.09.2016

The effectiveness of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) as Scotland’s independent prosecutor is to be the subject of a major new inquiry by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee.

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