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Justice Committee

Tuesday 25 August 2020 9:30 AM


1. Declaration of interests: Adam Tomkins will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Choice of Convener: The Committee will choose a new Convener.

3. Defamation and Malicious Publications (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Andrew Tickell, Trustee, Scottish PEN;
Nick McGowan-Lowe, Organiser, Scottish Office, National Union of Journalists;
and then from—
John McLellan, Director, Scottish Newspaper Society;
Shelley Jofre, Investigations Editor, and Luke McCullough, Senior Policy Adviser, BBC Scotland.

4. Defamation and Malicious Publications (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

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