Stage 1 scrutiny by the Justice Committee
The Justice Committee was designated as secondary committee in consideration of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. The Health and Sport Committee, as lead committee, issued a call for evidence seeking views on the Bill’s provisions. Please follow the link below to the webpage to read the call for evidence and the submissions received.
The Justice Committee agreed to focus its evidence taking on the practical application and legal aspects of the Bill, as well as compliance of the provisions with the European Convention on Human Rights. It took evidence from the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Police Scotland at its meeting on 28 October.
The Committee received the following written submissions on the Bill:
The Committee published its report to the Health and Sport Committee on 8 January 2015.