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Criminal Justice Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on the Criminal Justice system in Scotland, including:

  • Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Courts, including the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Prosecution and the work of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • The Scottish Prison Service and community sentencing

Next meeting

18th Meeting, 2022

Agenda: Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill , Subordinate legislation, Subordinate legislation, Subordinate legislation

09:15am, 01 June 2022

T4.60-CR6 The Livingstone Room

Tagh raon-ama:

Phone: 0131 348 6241 .

Post-d: @SP_Justice

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

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Tagh raon-ama Criminal Justice Committee

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Nicoll, Audrey

Audrey Nicoll

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeen South and North Kincardine (Constituency)

Findlay, Russell

Russell Findlay

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Clark, Katy

Katy Clark

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Greene, Jamie

Jamie Greene

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

MacGregor, Fulton

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Mackay, Rona

Rona Mackay

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Strathkelvin and Bearsden (Constituency)

McNeill, Pauline

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Stevenson, Collette

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: East Kilbride (Constituency)

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Cameron, Donald

Donald Cameron

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Dunbar, Jackie

Jackie Dunbar

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeen Donside (Constituency)

Johnson, Daniel

Daniel Johnson

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Edinburgh Southern (Constituency)

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The following has been agreed as the future work of the Committee. It will be updated on a regular basis. It is subject to change.

For further details or questions, please contact the clerks to the Committee.  


    Wednesday 4 May

    No Committee meeting


    Wednesday11 May

    No Committee meeting


    Wednesday 18 May

    • Roundtable on policing and mental health
    • Roundtable on tackling online child abuse, grooming and exploitation

    The Committee expects to be working on the following bills for the period to June 2022:
    • Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill
    • Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill (as a secondary committee)
    • Proposed Bail and Release Bill


    Correspondence

    Committee correspondence

    Criminal Justice Committee

    Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles Scotland Bill Further Information

    Letter from the Minister for Community Safety to the Convener, Criminal Justice Committee 24 May 2022

    Criminal Justice Committee

    Pension Changes and the Impact on Staff Numbers

    Letter from the Scottish Police Federation to the Convener, Criminal Justice Committee, 23 May 2022

    Criminal Justice Committee

    Update on the Photocopying of General Correspondence Within Prisons

    Letter from the Scottish Prison Service to the Convener, Criminal Justice Committee, 19 May 2022

    Official Reports

    Official Reports

    Meeting date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Criminal Justice Committee

    Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2

    Meeting date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    Criminal Justice Committee

    Policing and Mental Health, Online Child Abuse, Grooming and Exploitation, Subordinate Legislation, Proposed Bail and Release from Custody Bill

    Meeting date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    Criminal Justice Committee

    Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland Working Group: Final Report, Subordinate Legislation

    Reports

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    28 April 2022

    Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 Report

    A report by the Criminal Justice Committee on the general principles of the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill.

    04 April 2022

    Stage 1 Report to the COVID-19 Recovery Committee on the justice provisions in the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill

    Stage 1 Report on the justice provisions in the Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill from the Criminal Justice Committee in its role as a secondary committee.

    04 March 2022

    Report on the Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Financial Limit) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022

    A report by the Criminal Justice Committee on the Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Financial Limit) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022.

    Remit

    To consider and report on matters relating to criminal justice falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans, and functions of the Lord Advocate other than as head of the systems of criminal prosecution and investigation of deaths in Scotland.