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Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Thursday 07 September 2017 8:15 AM


1. Declaration of interests: Jamie Greene will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private. 3. Prisoner voting in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from- Patrick Harvie MSP; and then from— Chris Highcock, Secretary, Electoral Management Board for Scotland; Michael Clancy, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland; Tom Halpin, Chief Executive, Sacro; Professor Fergus McNeill, Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research; Pete Wildman, Chair of the Electoral Registration Committee, Scottish Assessors Association; Lucy Hunter Blackburn, Executive Committee Member, Howard League for Penal Reform Scotland; David Strang, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland; Jan Anderson, Access to Industry; Beverley Smith, ex-offender. 4. Prisoner voting in Scotland: The Committee will consider the evidence received.

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