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Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I return to short-term prison sentences. Is any of that support available for short-term prisoners, who we have heard pose the greatest risk? The bill is supposed...

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

If you cannot comment on the policies, I want to take you back to your earlier assertion that some of these community sentences could just as easily be carried ou...

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I have a question for Mr Watt on a different issue. It has been suggested that the bill could almost be setting up the Parole Board for failure. Do you have a com...

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Do you have anything to say, Mr Johnston?

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

The point has been well made—even by showing us that little handset—that this is a vexing problem. It has been going on for a long time and it seems that the crim...

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

To what end, though?

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

Is the point not more that the public expectation might be greater if the bill is passed? It is supposed to be about public safety and you will make more such dec...

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland) (Con)

Professor Tata’s submission questions whether the bill’s provisions distort sentences and gives the example of early release automatically kicking in for a nine-y...

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I have a practical question. When an issue has been identified and a court order is required to compel the communications provider to take action, how long is tha...

Justice Committee 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015 view accessible version view PDF version
Margaret Mitchell

I do not understand the distinction that you have just made.

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