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Meeting of the Parliament 21 May 2015 : Thursday, May 21, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con)

I congratulate Clare Adamson on bringing this debate to the chamber today and pay tribute to the important work that she does as the convener of the cross-party group on accident prevention,...

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Who would monitor that? If those protocols were not adhered to, who would pick that up? That is the problem.

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

On delays, I note that Mr McQueen says that of the 50 inquiries that are held, on average, every year, only 10 per cent go beyond 11 days and may take four or fiv...

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

My point was that the hearing would be held within three months if an inquiry was not going ahead, but that would concentrate the minds of those in the Crown Offi...

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

An issue that follows on from what you have just said, Mr Marshall, is whether the reasonableness test should still apply in relation to legal aid. It seems that ...

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

The idea of an early hearing is not to say that the fatal accident inquiry should be held within a certain timescale, although other witnesses may recommend that;...

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I can tell.

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

That is helpful. We have not heard that aspect before, which is interesting.

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Not even then—the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service would be looking into the facts of the investigation to decide whether, and when, they would hold a F...

Justice Committee 19 May 2015 : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Good morning, gentlemen. I would like to look at the issue of delays. You will be aware that, to tackle the issue, Lord Cullen recommended that an early hearing b...

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