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Mosquito Ultrasonic Youth Deterrent Devices Written Answer, 15/01/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Alison McInnes (LibDem) question asking the Scottish Government what its position is on the use of Mosquito ultrasonic youth deterrent devices; whether it considers these devices discriminatory; what analysis it has made about how they might impact on the (a) health and (b) behaviour of young people, and what powers it has to (i) ban and (ii) regulate their use.

Antisocial Behaviour Written Answer, 07/01/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Paul Martin (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what steps it is is taking to tackle antisocial behaviour

Homeslessnes For Prisoners Families Written Answer, 07/01/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Mary Fee (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how much it has spent on (a) preventing and (b) tackling homelessness in prisoners and their families in each of the last five years.

Young lives behind bars, 04/11/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This report from the BMAís ethics department highlights that although the origins of offending behaviour are complex, many of the children and young people in detention represent a failure by the individuals and agencies whose job it is to care for and support them.

Police Scotland Child Abuse Investigation Unit Oral Question, 09/10/14 [S]
During First Minister's Question Time on 9 October 2014 Christine Grahame (SNP) asked the First Minister what the Scottish Governmentís position is on Police Scotlandís national child abuse investigation unit.

Child Welfare Reporter Written Answer, 04/09/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Elaine Murray (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether a complaint can be lodged against a solicitor regarding a report to a sheriff on the proposed arrangements for the care and upbringing of a child and, if so, to whom.

Stop and Search Written Answer, 08/08/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (LD) question asking the Scottish Governement whether it has (a) had any discussions with Police Scotland and (b) issued Police Scotland with any instruction or guidance regarding the appropriateness of searching children.

Stop and Search Written Answer, 08/08/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (LD) question asking the Scottish Governement whether it considers the non-statutory stop and search of people under the age of 18 to be consistent with its obligations under Articles 3 and 16 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Modern Slavery Bill published, 10/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
An historic bill to help stamp out modern slavery was published today by the Home Secretary Theresa May.

Government response to the report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill, 10/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]
The government advises that it has accepted many of the reportís recommendations, in part or in full, for example to enhance the protection of victims through a statutory defence.