Completed Legislative Consent Memorandums

 

The Committee has concluded its consideration of the following legislative consent memorandums

Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill

During the Committee's scrutiny of the legislative consent memorandum on the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill, it agreed at its meeting on 8 November 2011 to write to the Scottish Government seeking clarification as to whether officers from elsewhere within the UK can conduct police searches or investigations in Scotland. The Scottish Government's response is below:

The Committee also received a letter from the Law Soceity of Scotland on the LCM:

The Committee considered its approach to the legislative consent memorandum on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill on 15 November and agreed its report on 22 November 2011.

Crime and Courts Bill

The Committee issued a call for written evidence in relation to the legislative consent memorandum on the Crime and Courts Bill prior to its evidence session with the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs on 19 June 2012. The Committee received written responses from the Scottish Police Federation, the Scottish Legal Aid Board and the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland:

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill

The LCM on the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill was lodged on 18 August 2014. The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on the LCM on 30 September 2014 and reported to the Parliament on 7 October 2014. 

Modern Slavery Bill 

The Committee is currently considering an LCM on the Modern Slavery Bill (LCM(S4)35.1). The Committee took evidence from the Scottish Government at its meeting on 16 December 2014. 

In advance of that meeting, the Committee received a written submission from the Scottish Refugee Council. 

The Committee published its report on the LCM on 7 January 2015. 

Serious Crime Bill

The Committee considered an LCM on the Serious Crime Bill (LCM(S4)33.1) and reported on 10 December 2014. Prior to this, the Committee took evidence from the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs on 2 December 2014.

The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs wrote to the Convener on 4 December 2014 following up on points raised during that meeting.

The Committee then published its report before the legislative consent motion was agreed to by the Parliament.

Serious Crime Bill - Supplementary LCM

The Scottish Government lodged a supplementary LCM on the Bill on 12 January 2015. The Committee took evidence from the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs on the supplementary LCM on 20 January 2015. Following that meeting, the Minister wrote to the Committee in response to a number of points raised.

The Committee then published its report before the legislative consent motion was agreed to by the Parliament.

 
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