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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie (Highlands and Islands) (Ind) My question is for Mr Penman, whom I thank for the helpful documentation that he has provided. I particularly like the passage about

“the wider community impact and human rights legislation”

being incorporated into the decision-making process. That is terribly important.
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Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie Thanks. I think that, in many respects, our scrutiny of this issue might be a bit premature. It is the review that will be interesting.

Will you be able to provide the committee with a timeline of who took what decisions when? There have been varying representations about that from Police...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie I beg your pardon, convener. It is about the staged change, if you like, from one standing authority to two and then—so we are told—to three, after which all eight forces moved overnight to the standing authority. I want to know about that timeline.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie Thank you.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie I was concentrating on the inspectorate for the moment.



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie Thank you.

Mr Penman, you refer in the review’s terms of reference to identifying

“good practice that can be applied across Scotland.”

Your predecessors had a duty to ensure that all the legacy forces operated efficiently. Given that all those forces had different ar...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie That leads me on to two or three questions about the term “national guidance”. I am not trying to embroil you in some sort of constitutional discussion, but I assume that “national guidance” means UK guidance. Am I correct?



Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie Without rehearsing a number of documents of which I am sure you are aware, I note that your predecessor in 2009 talked about voluntary compliance. If that position has changed, will your report highlight why it has changed, who decided to make the change and what that decision was based on?

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie Thank you.

I have previously asked about the tactic known as the hard stop, which was applied in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan and on which the Independent Police Complaints Commission south of the border made recommendations. Is that the sort of background that you will consider to f...

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing 21 August 2014 : Thursday, August 21, 2014
John Finnie I understand that. My question was more about having regard to the consequences of applying the UK position, given the criticism that has been made of that particular tactic.

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S4M-10843.1.2 Ruth Davidson: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1.1 Willie Rennie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-10843.1 in the name
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S4M-10843.1 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-10843 in the name of Alex
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S4M-10843 Alex Salmond: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament agrees that Scotland is one of the wea
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S4M-10829.3 Jenny Marra: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in t
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S4M-10829.2 Mary Scanlon: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 in
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S4M-10829.1 Alison McInnes: Increasing Opportunities for Women—As an amendment to motion S4M-10829 i
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S4M-10829 Angela Constance: Increasing Opportunities for Women—That the Parliament welcomes the grow
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S4M-10777.4 Jackie Baillie: Welfare—As an amendment to motion S4M-10777 in the name of Nicola Sturge
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