Committee Reports

10th Report 2011: The Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/162)

At its meeting on 15 March 2011, the Committee considered the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/162)

9th Report 2011: Legacy Report (Session 3)

Iin this report, the Justice Committee sets out an overview of its work since 2007, comments on how it has gone about delivering its work programme, and then lists some issues and topics that it believes the Session 4 committee might wish to consider

8th Report 2011: Annual Report 2010-11

This report covers the work of the Justice Committee during the parliamentary year 9 May 2010 to 22 March 2011

7th Report 2011: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 8 March 2011 the Committee considered a range of instruments

6th Report 2011: Stage 1 Report on the Long Leases (Scotland) Bill

The Long Leases (Scotland) Bill (SP Bill 61) (“the Bill”) was introduced on 10 November 2010 by Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice

5th Report 2011: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 1 March 2011 the Committee considered a range of instruments

4th Report 2011: The draft Retention of Samples etc. (Children’s Hearings) (Scotland) Order 2011

The draft Order is made under provisions inserted into the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 by section 80 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

3rd Report 2011: Stage 1 Report on the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill

The Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill was introduced on 7 October 2010 by Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and was referred to the Justice Committee for Stage 1 consideration

Report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2011-12

This year the Justice Committee concentrated its scrutiny of the draft Budget on police spending and on community penalties, with particular reference to the planned introduction of Community Payback Orders

2nd Report 2011: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 21 December 2010 the Committee considered a range of instruments

1st Report 2011: Stage 1 Report on the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill

The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill, a Member’s Bill, was introduced on 27 May 2010 by Rhoda Grant MSP

15th Report 2010: Stage 1 Report on the Damages (Scotland) Bill

The Damages (Scotland) Bill was introduced on 1 June 2010 by Bill Butler MSP, and was referred to the Justice Committee for Stage 1 consideration

14th Report 2010: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 9 November 2010 the Committee considered the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 and the draft Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2010, which were referred to it as lead committee

13th Report 2010: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 2 November 2010 the Committee considered four Scottish Statutory Instruments, which were referred to it as lead committee, under the affirmative resolution procedure

12th Report 2010: Stage 1 Report on the Criminal Sentencing (Equity Fines) (Scotland) Bill

The Criminal Sentencing (Equity Fines) (Scotland) Bill is a Member’s Bill introduced by Bill Wilson MSP on 1 June 2010 and referred to the Justice Committee as lead committee

11th Report 2010: Annual Report 2009-2010

This report covers the work of the Justice Committee during the parliamentary year 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010

10th Report 2010: The draft Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010

The draft Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010 was laid on 29 April and referred to the Justice Committee as lead committee

9th Report 2010: The draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

The draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 were laid on 29 April and referred to the Justice Committee as lead Committee

8th Report 2010: Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Powers of Entry etc. Bill (UK Parliament Legislation)

The Powers of Entry etc. Bill, a Private Members’ Bill, was introduced in the House of Lords by Lord Selsdon on 19 November 2009

7th Report 2010:Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill

The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill, a Private Members’ Bill, was introduced in the House of Lords by Lord Dholakia on 19 November 2009

6th Report 2010: The draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010

The draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 was laid on 24 February and referred to the Justice Committee as lead committee

5th Report 2010: The draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions and Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

The draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions and Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 were laid on 8 February and referred to the Justice Committee as lead committee

4th Report 2010: Stage 1 Report on the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill

The Legal Services (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Parliament on 30 September 2009 by Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice

3rd Report 2010: The decision on Abdelbaset al-Megrahi

On 24 July 2009, Mr al-Megrahi applied to the Scottish Ministers for compassionate release under section 3 of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993

2nd Report 2010: Legislative consent memorandum on the Crime and Security Bill (LCM(S3) 27.1)

The Crime and Security Bill is a UK Government Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 19 November 2009

1st Report 2010: Legislative consent memorandum on the Bribery Bill (LCM(S3)26.1)

The Bribery Bill is a UK Government Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on 19 November 2009

Report to the Finance Committee on the Draft Budget 2010-11

Last year the Justice Committee concentrated its scrutiny of the draft budget on prisons spending and followed up issues raised previously in relation to police spending

20th Report 2009: Draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) (No.3) Order 2009

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (c.32) allows the UK to seek and provide various types of mutual assistance to other “participating countries” in relation to the investigation and prosecution of crime

19th Report 2009: The Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway) etc Order 2009 (SSI 2009/332)

At its meeting on 5 May 2009, the Justice Committee considered the Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/115)

18th Report 2009: Stage 1 Report on the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill

The Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Parliament on 5 March 2009 by Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

17th Report 2009: The draft Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial

The purpose of this draft Order is to implement in Scotland the European Union Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to financial penalties (2005/214/JHA).

16th Report 2009: The draft Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008

The Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 established the Lord President as head of the Scottish judiciary and established the Scottish Court Service as a body corporate with the Lord President as chair.

15th Report 2009: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 9 June 2009, the Justice Committee considered the draft Licensing (Mandatory Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

14th Report 2009: Annual Report 2008-09

This report covers the work of the Justice Committee during the parliamentary year 9 May 2008 to 8 May 2009.

13th Report 2009 Report on Subordinate Legislation

Committee considered draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Amendment Order 2009, and the draft Licensing Act 2005 Order 2009, and draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

12th Report 2009 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 2009, and the draft Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 (Amendment) Order 2009

11th Report 2009 Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedule 4) Order 2009 (SI 2009/draft). Kenny MacAskill MSP moved that the draft be approved. After debate, the motion was agreed to.

10th Report 2009 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/115).

9th Report 2009 Report on the legislative consent memorandum on the Coroners and Justice Bill - LCM(S3) 16.2

The Coroners and Justice Bill was introduced in the House of Commons on 14 January 2009. a legislative consent memorandum (LCM) was lodged on 20 January 2009. The Justice Committee considered that memorandum and reported to the Parliament in March 2009

8th Report 2009 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions and Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2009, and the draft Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007 (Inhibition) Order 2009

7th Report 2009 Report on the legislative consent memorandum on the Coroners and Justice Bill - LCM(S3) 16.1

Following the introduction of the Coroners and Justice Bill to the house of commons in Jan 2009, a legislative consent memorandum (LCM) was lodged. The Justice Committee was designated as the lead committee for consideration of the LCM

6th Report 2009 Stage 1 Report on the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill

The Offences Bill was introduced as a Member’s Bill to the Parliament in 05/08. Objective of the Bill is to create new statutory aggravations to protect victims of crime targeted as a result of hatred of sexual orientation, transgender or disability

5th Report 2009 Report on the legislative consent memorandum on the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill (LCM(S3) 15.1)

At its meeting on 10 February 2009 the Committee considered a legislative consent memorandum (LCM) on the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill

4th Report 2009: Report on Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 3 March 2009 the Justice Committee considered the draft Victim Statements (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 2009.

3rd Report 2009 Report on the legislative consent memorandum on the Policing and Crime Bill (LCM(S3) 17.1)

At its meeting on 10 February 2009 the Committee considered a legislative consent memorandum on the Policing and Crime Bill (LCM(S3) 17.1).

2nd Report 2009 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2009

1st Report 2009 Stage 1 Report on the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

The Sexual Offences Bill was introduced to the Parliament on 17 June 2008. The Parliament designated the Justice Committee as the lead committee for the Bill. It is for the lead committee to report to the Parliament on the general principles of the Bill

Report to the Finance Committee on the Draft Budget 2009-10

This year the Justice Committee agreed to concentrate its scrutiny of the draft budget on prisons spend but also follow-up on the issues raised last year in relation to police spend.

21st Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the Justice of the Peace Court (Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/328),

20th Report 2008: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 28 October 2008 the Justice Committee considered the draft International Criminal Court (Remand Time) Order 2008.

19th Report 2008 Stage 1 Report on the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill

The Damages Scotland Bill was introduced to make sure that people negligently exposed to asbestos in Scotland who go on to develop an asymptomatic asbestos-related condition can pursue an action for damages

18th Report 2008 Report on Inquiry into Community Policing

In 2007 the Justice Committee undertook an inquiry into the effective use of police resources.

17th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Freedom of Information Order 2008, and the draft Scottish Commission for Human Rights Order 2008, and the draft Adults withIncapacity (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2008

16th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008

15th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

Justice Committee took evidence on the Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2008,High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 2008,Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian's Fees) Amendment Regulations 2008, Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2008

14th Report 2008 Annual Report 2007-08

This report covers the work of the Justice Committee during the parliamentary year 9 May 2007 to 8 May 2008.

13th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) Order 2008, and the draft Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Amendment) Order 2008

12th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Advice and Assistance (Limits, Conditions and Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

11th Report 2008 Stage 1 Report on the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill

The Parliament designated the Justice Committee as lead committee for this Bill. Under Rule 9.6 of the Parliament’s standing orders, it is for the lead committee to report to the Parliament on the general principles of this Bill.

10th Report 2008 Legislative consent memorandum on the Statute Law Repeals Bill - LCM (S3) 11.1

At its meeting on 25 March 2008 the Justice Committee considered a legislative consent memorandum on the Statute Law Repeals Bill.

9th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Victim Notification Scheme (Scotland) Order 2008

8th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008, and the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008, and draft Protected Trust Deeds (Scotland) Regulations 2008

7th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Home Detention Curfew Licence (Amendment of Specified Days) (Scotland) Order 2008, and the Home Detention Curfew Licence (Prescribed Standard Conditions) (Scotland) Order 2008.

6th Report 2008 Legislative consent memorandum on the Pensions Bill

At its 6th Meeting, 2008 the Justice Committee considered a legislative consent memorandum on the Pensions Bill (LCM (S3) 8.1).To inform its consideration, the Committee took evidence from Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety.

5th Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

Committee considered draft Criminal Procedure Act 1995 Fixed Penalty Order 2008, draft Criminal Proceedings etc. Act 2007 (Supplemental provision) Order 2008, and draft Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (Low Income, Low Asset Debtors etc.) Regulations 2008

4th Report 2008 Report on Inquiry into the Effective Use of Police Resources

At it's meeting on 11/09/07 the Committee agreed to undertake an inquiry into the effective use of police resources. The Committee considered it timely to assess how efficiently and effectively police are delivering services to the people of Scotland

3rd Report 2008: Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the Draft Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Members’ Remuneration and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2008

2nd Report 2008 Legislative consent memorandum on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill - LCM(S3) 7.1

The Committee considered a legislative consent memorandum on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, and took evidence on the bill from Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

1st Report 2008 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 (Modification) Order 2008

6th Report 2007 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Scottish Police Services Authority (Police Support Services) (Modification) Order 2007.

5th Report 2007 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Incidental, Supplemental and Consequential Provisions) Order 2007

4th Report 2007 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the Draft Licensing (Mandatory Conditions No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2007.

3rd Report 2007 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The Committee considered the draft Sheriff Courts Act 1971 Order 2007, and draft Small Claims Amendment Order 2007, and draft Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permits, and draft Club Gaming and Club Machine Permits 2007

2nd Report 2007 Report on Subordinate Legislation

The committee considered the the Draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2007, and the Draft Licensing (Mandatory Conditions) (Scotland)Regulations 2007.

1st Report 2007 Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Serious Crime Bill (LCM(S3) 2.2)

At its 2nd Meeting, 2007 (Session 3) the Committee considered a Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Serious Crime Bill (LCM(S3) 2.2), and agreed to note the memorandum.