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5th Meeting, 2011 (Session 3)

Tuesday 8 February 2011


Bill Aitken (Convener) Robert Brown
Bill Butler (Deputy Convener) Cathie Craigie
Nigel Don James Kelly
Stewart Maxwell Dave Thompson

Also present: Fergus Ewing (Minister for Community Safety) (item 3) and Rhoda Grant (member in charge of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill) (item 3).

The meeting opened at 10.03 am.

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee agreed to take item 6 in private and also to consider a draft report on the affirmative instrument considered later in the meeting and a draft Stage 1 report on the Long Leases (Scotland) Bill in private at future meetings.

2. Long Leases (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Dale Strachan, Partner, and Catherine Reilly, Solicitor, Brodies LLP;

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety;

Simon Stockwell, Bill Team Manager, Scottish Government.

3. Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill: The Committee considered the Bill at Stage2.

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division):

15 (For 3, Against 5, Abstentions 0)

5A (For 3, Against 5, Abstentions 0)

18 (For 3, Against 5, Abstentions 0).

Amendments 13 and 15A were moved and, with the agreement of the Committee, withdrawn.

Amendments 14, 15B, 15C, 16 and 17 were not moved.

Sections 1, 3, 5 and the long title were agreed to as amended.

The Committee completed Stage 2 consideration of the Bill.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee took evidence on the draft Retention of Samples etc. (Children's Hearings) (Scotland) Order 2011 from—

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety.

5. Subordinate legislation: Fergus Ewing MSP (Minister for Community Safety) moved S3M-7742—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the Retention of Samples etc. (Children's Hearings) (Scotland) Order 2011 be approved.

The motion was agreed to.

6. Work programme (in private): The Committee considered its work programme and agreed not to invite Professor John McNeill, the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland, to give oral evidence on 22 February.

7. Long Leases (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered the main themes arising from the oral evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

The meeting closed at 1.14 pm.

Andrew Mylne
Clerk to the Justice Committee
Room TG.01
The Scottish Parliament
Tel: 0131 348 5195