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Justice Committee

November 14, 2017 10:00

 

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft] from—
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and Ann Davies, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Directorate for Legal Services, Scottish Government;
Jim O'Neill, Senior Legal Services Manager, Scottish Prison Service.

2. Subordinate legislation: Michael Matheson (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move—
S5M-08386—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—
Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2017 (SSI 2017/329); Rent Regulation and Assured Tenancies (Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/349); Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Scotland) (Amendment) Rules 2017 (SSI 2017/367).

4. Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Martin Haggarty, Managing Director, Accident Claims Scotland Ltd;
Paul Brown, Chief Executive/Principal Solicitor, Legal Services Agency;
George Clark, Managing Director, Quantum Claims;
Professor Alan Paterson, School of Law, University of Strathclyde;
Thomas Docherty, Parliamentary Affairs Manager, Which?.

5. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Andrew Tickell, Lecturer in Law, Glasgow Caledonian University;
Dr Joseph Webster, Lecturer in Anthropology, Queen's University, Belfast;
Dr Stuart Waiton, Senior Lecturer, Division of Sociology, School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay Dundee;
Dr John Kelly, Lecturer in Sport Policy, Management and International Development, University of Edinburgh.

6. Justice Sub-Committee on Policing: The Committee will consider a report back from the Sub-Committee meeting on 9 November 2017.

7. Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill - witness expenses: The Committee will be invited to delegate to the Convener responsibility for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule 12.4.3, any expenses of witnesses on the Bill.

8. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill - witness expenses: The Committee will be invited to delegate to the Convener responsibility for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule 12.4.3, any expenses of witnesses on the Bill.