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Equal Opportunities Committee 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Convener (Margaret McCulloch)

Welcome to the 16th meeting in 2014 of the Equal Opportunities Committee. I ask everyone to switch off electronic devices or set them to flight mode.

Do members agree to take item 3, which is consideration of our work programme, in private?

Members indicated agreement.



Equal Opportunities Committee 09 October 2014 : Thursday, October 09, 2014
The Convener

That concludes the public part of today’s meeting. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 30 October, when we will take evidence as part of our scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2015-16.

10:01 Meeting continued in private until 11:25.  

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch (Central Scotland) (Lab)

No. Stewart Stevenson has asked my question.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch

We have heard evidence from various groups of people about the possible increase of fraud or error that could happen with the introduction of electronic signatures. Are you aware of any examples of fraud or error that have occurred under the English system?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch

What are your views on the suggestion from the Faculty of Advocates in its oral evidence on 30 September that risk could be reduced if the parties are required to deliver an entire document in counterpart and not just the signature pages? Would that suggestion be commercially realistic?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch

I have a question for Catherine Corr from Scottish Enterprise. Scottish Enterprise is a big company that deals with organisations nationwide and throughout the world. Is English law its first option because of the ease of getting signatories on the final document?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch

Are you aware of countries that use English law because of the ease of getting signatories?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch

You said that you use the proposed system with some clients. How do they feel initially when asked to sign a sheet and trust the lawyers to ensure that all the other pages—there could be 100 or 150 pages—are accurate? I have asked witnesses about fraud, but do businesspeople happily sign the sheet of paper and feel confident that what they are signing is what they will get?



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch

My question is also about accuracy. Clients trust that the paperwork is correct, but human error is a possibility.



Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 07 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Margaret McCulloch

What about fraud? Have you come across or heard of examples of fraud?

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S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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S4M-11116 Johann Lamont: Scotland’s Future—That the Parliament recognises the result of the independ
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Amendment 61 moved by Elaine Murray on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bi
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Amendment 62 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 63 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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Amendment 64 moved by Margaret Mitchell on motion S4M-11101 Kenny MacAskill: Courts Reform (Scotland
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