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Justice Committee

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Justice Committee

September 15, 2020 10:15

 

1. Defamation and Malicious Publications (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Professor John Blackie, University of Strathclyde;
Christopher Brookmyre, Author;
Campbell Deane, Bannatyne Kirkwood France & Co.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [draft] from—
Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Susan Black, Senior Policy Officer (Civil Law and Legal System), and Heather McClure, Solicitor, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Humza Yousaf (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move—
S5M-22416—That the Justice Committee recommends that the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2020 [draft] from—
Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Philip Lamont, Head of Criminal Law, Practice and Licensing Unit, and Douglas Kerr, Solicitor, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

5. Subordinate legislation: Humza Yousaf (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move—
S5M-22518—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

6. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] from—
Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, David Scott, Forensics Policy Manager, Police Powers and Workforce Unit, and David Murdoch, Solicitor, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

7. Subordinate legislation: Humza Yousaf (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move—
S5M-22573—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

8. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—
Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) (No. 2) Amendment Rules 2020 (SSI 2020/246)

9. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider a proposal by the Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposals—
The Law Enforcement and Security (Separation Issues etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 European Institutions and Consular Protection (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1391)

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