Committee Correspondence



Correspondence on issues relating to the Committee's remit is included below.

Surveillance of Parliamentarians

The Committee had the following exchange with the Prime Minister on surveillance of Parliamentarians and the "Wilson Doctrine":

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000

Police Scotland

    Scottish Sentencing Council

    Correspondence relating to the appointment of members of the Council:

      Correspondence relating to fatal road accidents

      The Committee has considered research on fatal road accidents produced by the University of Dundee and commissioned by the Scottish Campaign against Irresponsible Drivers (SCID) with support from the Campaign for Freedom of Information (FOI) in Scotland.

      At its meeting on 6 November 2012, the Committee agreed to seek the views of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (ACPOS), Scottish Government and Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

      At its meeting on 26 February 2013, the Committee agreed to invite SCID and the University of Dundee to comment on these responses.  The Committee also agreed to seek further information from COPFS and ACPOS.

      The Committee considered this issue again at its meeting on 7 May 2013.

      Speech, language and communication needs

      Correspondence on the speech, language and communication needs of children and young offenders in the criminal justice system

      Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007

      Correspondence on post-legislative scrutiny of the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007.

      Complaints against the Lord Advocate

      Correspondence with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on complaints against the Lord Advocate in his role as head of the prosecution service.

      Child sexual exploitation

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