Monthly Archives: November 2000

(232)  CORPORATE CULPABLE HOMICIDE: THE TRANSCO CASE

On 3 June 2003 the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary overturned the decision of Lord Carloway (see No 217) that a charge of culpable homicide was competent and relevant against a company (Transco PLC).

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(230)  EXECUTIVE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

On 28 May 2003 the First Minister announced the initial legislative programme for the second Scottish Parliament, consisting of fourteen Bills altogether.  These include Bills on NHS reform, medical, water and fire services, nature conservation, education and school meals.  Amongst … Continue reading

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(229)  NEW SCOTTISH MINISTERS

Jack McConnell was sworn in as First Minister on 20 May 2003, and shortly afterwards named his Cabinet.  Jim Wallace (LibDem), the Deputy First Minister, moves from Justice to take over at Enterprise and Lifelong Learning (where his remit will … Continue reading

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(227)  NEW BILLS IN PROSPECT

As in the early days of May 2003 the Labour and Liberal Democrat teams negotiated their coalition to run Scotland for the next four years , MSPs from the smaller parties announced their plans for Bills to be laid before … Continue reading

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