Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    6th October 2017 by

    Annabelle Ewing in the Scottish Parliament.

    Our latest weekly round-up of issues and ministerial activities in the Justice and Safer Communities portfolio. Legal milestone for child abuse victims This week saw the abolition of long-standing three-year ‘time-bar’ which has prevented survivors of childhood abuse being able to take civil legal action pursuing damages. Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs Annabelle...

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  • The week in review

    29th September 2017 by

    Domestic abuse legislation, fire service performance and new research into jury decision-making were among the issues on Ministers’ agenda this week. National Police Memorial Day We would like to take this opportunity to once again remember the police officers, including 273 in Scotland, who lost their lives on duty since 1812. On Sunday, Justice Secretary Michael...

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  • The week in review

    23rd September 2017 by

    Ministers have had another busy week dealing with and meeting with key partners across a range of justice system and public safety issues – from visiting a pioneering student-led mentoring scheme to passing new laws to reform third-party rights under contract law. New chapter for the ‘unseen frontline’ On Tuesday Minister for Community Safety & Legal...

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  • The week in review

    15th September 2017 by

    Creative Scotland

    On ministers’ agenda this week have been the investment of ill-gotten gains into creative projects and new opportunities for young people, a new facility to promote fire and home safety, leadership in policing, and the latest on the Scottish Government’s progressive penal reforms to tackle offending and safeguard communities. Reforms to keep crime down and communities safe...

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  • The week in review

    8th September 2017 by

    Welcome back to our weekly blog, marking the start of another Parliamentary year with our regular round-up of some of the highlights in justice and safer communities. Programme for Government First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday by unveiling an ambitious Programme for Government (PfG) for 2017-18. As well as...

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  • The week in review

    30th June 2017 by

    Mr Matheson on tackling human trafficking

    Welcome to the final ‘Week in Review’ of this Parliamentary session.  As Parliament begins its summer recess we’ll being pausing our weekly round-up for a few months.  We’ll be back in September, but in the meantime here is some of the week just gone. British Transport Police Railway policing will come under the command of...

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  • The week in review

    24th June 2017 by

    Among the items on Ministers’ agenda this week were a new strategy for policing modern Scotland, the on-going review of fire and building safety regimes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and delivering legislation to strengthen access to justice in the civil courts for survivors of childhood abuse. London Terror Attack On Monday...

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