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Justice Committee

Tuesday 24 September 2019 9:00 AM


1. Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Professor Paul Wiles, Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material;
Lucy Bradshaw-Murrow, Head of Office, Office of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material;
and then from—
Dr Christopher Lawless, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Durham University;
Dr Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), University of Stirling;
Dr Karen Richmond, University of Strathclyde.

2. 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 proposal—
The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Civil and Family) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—
Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/230), and The Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/231).

4. Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard at today's meeting.

Proposed future business

For further information, contact the Stephen Imrie, the Clerk to the Committee on 0131 348 5195 or by email

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