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Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con)

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make a few brief opening remarks about the Apologies (Scotland) Bill.

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I would add to that quote the written submission from the Forum of Insurance Lawyers. It said that it would be happy with a provision along the lines of section 2...

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Nothing in the bill should interfere with legal proceedings as they are at present. The bill would not affect legal proceedings that are already under way. If an ...

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I am genuinely puzzled about why we should put all our eggs in the one basket of medical provision under a duty of candour and not consider the much wider applica...

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I can give Christian Allard some reassurance on that very point. The question of it being a reserved matter was looked at—in the policy memorandum, I think—according to the parliamentary rul...

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I have spoken to the ABI over a period of time. I admit that I first came to the Parliament’s non-Government bills unit about three years ago, waving the British ...

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Can I just answer the question more generally? In effect, the bill would clarify the current law and put things on a statutory footing, which would be helpful. Wi...

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

That might have some merit as a stage 2 amendment. It might be worthy of consideration at that point. It is a detail, but it is an important one.

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Are you referring to the letter that came through?

Justice Committee 23 June 2015 : Tuesday, June 23, 2015 View PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

If it is not clear, there is an opportunity to make it so as the bill progresses.

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