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Petition by Mr John Watson  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1339  
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to clarify whether it is required to give written authorisation to police forces before any new schemes to arm police officers with Taser weapons can take place and what its legislative obligations are to provide and implement a legal and administrative framework governing the use of Tasers and other firearms.  
Petitioner: Mr John Watson  
Number of signatures: 1  
Date lodged: 20 July 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1339 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1339  

Written Questions for PE1339  

5 October 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 26 January 2010" 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close this petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government has provided the legal reasons on why it considers that it has no legislative obligations or power to provide and implement a legal and administrative framework governing the use of Tasers and other firearms. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

 
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