Stop and search
During the course of session 4, the Sub-Committee held three evidence sessions in relation to the policy and practice of stop and search.
The Sub-Committee's correspondence in relation to the policy and practice of stop and search is below.
Follow the link below to the Report of the Stop and Search Advisory Group, chaired by John Scott QC (August 2015)
On 21 March 2016 the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Sub-Committee enclosing consultations on (a) police powers to search children and young people for alcohol and (b) a draft code of practice for stop and search.
Follow the links below to the Scottish Government consultations
In its legacy paper, the Sub-Committee recommended that developments relating to stop and search, including the new code of practice for stop and search and the outcomes of the consultation on police powers to search children and young people for alcohol, should continue to be examined, given that concerns regarding the practice overall have yet to be resolved. More information on the Sub-Committee's work on stop and search is available in its legacy paper.