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Petition by Norman Dunning  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE767  
Petition by Norman Dunning, on behalf of ENABLE, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to review the operation and effectiveness of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976.  
Petitioner: Norman Dunning  
On behalf of: ENABLE 
Number of signatures: 114  
Date lodged: 14 September 2004  
Summary:

29 September 2004 :   The Public Petitions Committee heard from Norman Dunning and Elizabeth Mauchland and agreed to write to the Lord Advocate, Law Society of Scotland, Scottish Law Commission and Minister for Justice. 

2 March 2005 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to write to the Minsiter for Justice. 

8 September 2005 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to await a further response from the Minister for Justice. 

31 May 2006 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to invite the views of the petitioner on the response received from the Minister for Justice. 

31 January 2007 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed, given the proximity of dissolution, to defer further consideration of this petition until the next parliamentary session. Link to Official Report 31 January 2007 

26 June 2007 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to refer this petition to the Justice Committee for further scrutiny. Link to Official Report 26 June 2007 

11 September 2007 :   The Justice Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to establish when the review of the guidance and training for procurator fiscals (as referred to in the previous Minister for Justice's letter of 25 April 2005) will be undertaken and inquire whether there are any plans to review the operation and effectiveness of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976/ Link to Official Report 11 September 2007 

11 December 2007 :   The Justice Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice and to consider the petition again in light of the response and in the context of the Committee's work programme. Link to Official Report 11 December 2007 

25 March 2008 :   The Justice Committee agreed to close the petition in light of the announcement on 7 March 2008 by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice that Lord Cullen is to lead a review of the Act; andLink to Official Report 25 March 2008 

 
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