Monthly Archives: June 2001

(275)  HOLYROOD INQUIRY OPENS

The Holyrood Inquiry chaired by Lord Fraser of Carmyllie (see No 259) opened on Tuesday 28 October 2003.  Counsel to the inquiry is John Campbell QC.  Amongst the early witnesses are the former Minister, Sam Galbraith, the former Scottish Office … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

(274)  JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS: GLASS CEILINGS NO MORE?

? Following the Scots Law News comment about the need for a female appointment to the House of Lords (see No 273), but no doubt coincidentally, Dame Brenda Hale was promoted to the House from the Court of Appeal in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

(271)  MOONBEAMS AND CHARITY LAW

  On 14 October 2003 the Scottish Charities Office took legal action to suspend the directors of Moonbeams Children’s Cancer Charity, following concerns over its financial affairs. The Scottish Charities Office can take court action where there is evidence of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

(270)  DRAFT GAELIC LANGUAGE BILL PUBLISHED

A draft Gaelic Language Bill was published on 10 October 2003 in a Consultation Paper, and will be open for consultation until 9 January 2004.  Speaking at the 100th Royal National Mod in Oban, First Minister Jack McConnell and Minister … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment