The Justice Committee agreed to focus its scrutiny of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2015-16 on two budget areas:
- the courts budget
- the police budget
The Committee sought views on these areas and any of the other budget proposals within the Justice and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service portfolios.
The closing date for written submissions was Friday 31 October 2014.
The Convener wrote to the Chief Constable and the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority in relation to their appearance before the Committee on the policing budget. This correspondence is below.
The Chief Constable attended the Committee meeting on 25 November to give evidence on the policing budget.