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Meeting of the Parliament 26 March 2015 : Thursday, March 26, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con)

I thank Hugh Henry for bringing this important debate to the chamber and I apologise, as I have to leave after making my speech.

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Since so many witnesses have raised concerns, would it not be better to take a belt-and-braces approach and clarify that the word “travel” includes movement withi...

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

There has been widespread concern about the use of the word “travel”. Would the bill benefit from further clarification, to ensure that travel within as well as b...

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

My point is that if you do not recognise them as a victim of trafficking, they will then have nowhere to go to say that their behaviour was not criminal, because ...

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con)

Police Scotland raised a point about future proofing and criminality. Would it be better to have such a provision in the bill, so that there would be a catch-all,...

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

As you are the prosecuting body, that might be of concern to you.

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

That variation in the views of panel members must be of concern to the committee, and I thank them for their responses.

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Would you contend that the current definition does not actually comply with the EU directive?

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I suppose that a lot of awareness raising will be involved. What happens if someone realises that they are not considered to be a victim of trafficking and they h...

Justice Committee 24 March 2015 : Tuesday, March 24, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Should such a provision be included in the bill?

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