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Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
3. Roderick Campbell (North East Fife) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the United Kingdom Government in relation to the transatlantic trade and investment partnership. (S4O-03623)



Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2014 : Thursday, October 30, 2014
Roderick Campbell

I have seen a copy of the letter from Vince Cable, at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to members of Parliament at the House of Commons, dated 22 September. I do not know whether the minister has had the opportunity to consider that letter, but is he happy with the UK Government’s assurances on, in particular, the substance of the interstate dispute settlement provisions? Does the Scottish Government have a view on the transparency of the negotiations that are taking place?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell (North East Fife) (SNP)

First, I refer to my interest as a member of the Faculty of Advocates.

I want to expand on clarity in definitions and, perhaps, just take that further back to the question whether the bill would be improved by the inclusion of a definition of assisted suicide. What does the panel think?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell

I would like to engage with Professor Miller.



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell

It is on the same point, convener.



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell

I saw Professor Miller shaking his head when the witnesses were being drawn on the definition of “assisted suicide”. Our second panel of witnesses this morning comprises representatives from the Crown Office and the police, but I note that Professor Miller’s submission suggests that because there is no such definition and because under Scots law helping someone to commit suicide cannot be brought as a criminal charge

“there is no way of knowing how the prosecuting authorities might respond to a relative who assisted the death of another individual.”

Can you expand on that?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell

In that sense, therefore, there is a positive case to be made for having a go at some legislation, difficult though that might be, instead of simply relying on guidance from the prosecuting authorities.



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell

I have a question about the Lord Advocate’s submission, which says:

“If the Crown considers there to be sufficient evidence that a person has caused the death of another it is difficult to conceive a situation where it would not be in the public interest to raise a prosecution but each case would be considered on its own facts and circumstances.”

That is fairly black and white. I think that you said that there have not been any cases in the past five years in which public interest considerations arose.



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell

In its submission, the Scottish Human Rights Commission refers to the House of Lords decision in the Purdy case. It comments that a similar challenge could be made in Scotland and suggests that the Lord Advocate should issue interim guidelines. What is your view on that?



Justice Committee 28 October 2014 : Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Roderick Campbell

As a side issue, is either of you aware of any kind of statistical information on the number of people who might leave Scotland for the purpose of ending their life elsewhere?

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

S4M-11332.2 Jenny Marra: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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S4M-11332.1 Gavin Brown: Supported Business—As an amendment to motion S4M-11332 in the name of Fergu
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NoDefeated

S4M-11332 Fergus Ewing: Supported Business—That the Parliament recognises the economic and social va
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YesCarried

S4M-11304.3 Michael Russell: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to mo
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YesCarried

S4M-11304 Liz Smith: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament believes
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YesCarried

S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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YesCarried

S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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YesCarried

S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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YesCarried

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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YesCarried

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Motion S4M-11214: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11157: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11089: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11074: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11028: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10966: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10962: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10937: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10887: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10734: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03623: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03580: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22631: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4F-02296: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22526: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 28/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03510: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03448: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03357: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4T-00723: Roderick Campbell, North East Fife, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Question >>