Monthly Archives: July 2005

(573)  WAVERLEY LINE BILL PASSED

WAVERLEY LINE BILL PASSED   The Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill (for the background to which see Nos 257, 418, 445, 502) was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 14 June 2006, by 114 votes to one, with one abstention.  A … Continue reading

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(572)  SEXUAL OFFENCES REVIEW PUBLISHED

  The Crown Office published a review of the law on sexual offences, in particular relating to rape, on 14 June 2006.  The fifty recommendations in the report include the following: The development of comprehensive training and guidance for prosecutors, … Continue reading

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(571)  SENIOR JUDICIARY (VACANCIES AND INCAPACITY) (SCOTLAND) BILL

SENIOR JUDICIARY (VACANCIES AND INCAPACITY) (SCOTLAND) BILL   Our Parliamentary correspondent Scott Wortley reports that the short (5-section) Senior Judiciary (Vacancies and Incapacity) (Scotland) Bill (see Nos 566, 570, for the background) is now available athttp://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/bills/65-senjudic/b65s2-introd.pdf   with explanatory notes … Continue reading

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(570)  LORD PRESIDENT ABSENT: NEW LAW NEEDED (2)

LORD PRESIDENT ABSENT: NEW LAW NEEDED (2) The Senior Judiciary (Vacancies and Incapacity) (Scotland) Bill will be presented in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 15 June 2006 (for the background see No 566).  It is to be considered by a … Continue reading

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(569)  NO CONFIDENCE FOR THE SCOTTISH SOCIALISTS

  On 9 June 2006 Lady Smith ordered the disclosure to the News of the World legal team of the minute of the meeting of the executive committee of the Scottish Socialist Party held on 9 November 2004, following which … Continue reading

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