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Criminal Justice Committee

Wednesday 11 January 2023 10:00 AM


1. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from— Kate Wallace, Chief Executive Officer, Victim Support Scotland; Emma Bryson, Speak Out Survivors; and then from— Dr Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Stirling; Professor Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work, University of Glasgow; Professor Lesley McAra, Professor of Penology, Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh. 2. Public Order Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the legislative consent memorandum lodged by Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans (LCM(S6)30). 3. Priorities in the Justice Sector and an Action Plan: The Committee will consider progress made on implementing the recommendations in the Committee’s report on the priorities for the criminal justice sector in Scotland. 4. Virtual trials and charges for court transcripts: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and Veterans. 5. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 1.

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