Call for written evidence on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2013-14

The Scottish Government’s Draft Budget for 2013-14 was published on 20 September and can be found on the Scottish Government’s website at the following link:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/09/7829

The Justice Committee has agreed to focus its budget scrutiny on three discrete areas:

(a) the courts budget;
(b) the budget for police reform; and
(c) the financing of the Commission on Women Offenders findings.

You may wish to provide your views on any or all of three areas above. Alternatively you may prefer to highlight issues that you consider to be of concern in relation to any of the other justice budget proposals.

Due to the short timescale available to consider the budget proposals, submissions must be received by noon on Thursday 18 October 2012.

How to submit your evidence

Written submissions should normally be limited to around 4 sides of A4 but, if they need to be much longer than this, they should be accompanied by a short summary of the main points. Submissions should be set out in numbered paragraphs. Where a submission refers to existing published material, it is preferable to provide hyperlinks or full citations (rather than extensive extracts). The Committee welcomes written evidence in English, Gaelic or any other language.

Before making a submission, please read the Parliament’s policy on treatment of written evidence by subject and mandatory committees.

If possible, written submissions should be submitted electronically (preferably in Microsoft Word format) by email to: [email protected]

Hard copy written submissions should be sent to:

Justice Committee
Room T2.60
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

Contact:
Any queries about written submissions should be addressed in the first instance to the Justice Committee clerking team at the above email address or on (0131) 348 5220.

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