Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill call for views

About the Bill

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to confer on health boards functions relating to the provision of forensic medical services to victims of sexual offences. The Bill and the accompanying documents can be found here

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman MSP, on 26 November 2019.

Stage 1

The Health and Sport Committee was designated the lead Committee for Stage 1 scrutiny.

Financial Memorandum

As with all Bills, the Finance and Constitution Committee invites written evidence on the estimated financial implications of the Bill as set out its accompanying Financial Memorandum (FM).

The Financial Memorandum (FM) published alongside the Bill sets out the estimated costs of introducing the legistlation and the additional receipts that are expected to be generated as a result of the changes proposed. Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Commitee. This tells you how we process your personal data.

Please note that in most cases your written submission will be published on the Scottish Parliament's website and may be quoted in the Commitee's report or in the Committee meetings (which are public and broadcast).

Please use the questionnare provided for your submission.

FM Questionnaire

The deadline for submission was Thursday 30 January 2020

The Committee received 4 responses from:

01 - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership (168KB PDF)

02 - NHS Ayrshire and Arran  (106 KB PDF)

03 - NHS Lanarkshire (74KB PDF)

04 - Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Services (98KB PDF)

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. Due to the tidme required to process and analyse evidence, late submissions will only be accepted with agreement of the Committee Clerk. Written responses should be sent electronically to [email protected]

Ideally submissions should be no more than four sided of A4. If you cannot submit electronically, you may send in a hard copy of the written submission.

Please send them to:

The Finance and Constitution Committee Room

T3.60 Scottish Parliament

EH99 1SP



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