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Children's interests Written Answer, 09/01/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Linda Fabiani's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government what improvements it has made to the representation of children’s interests in matrimonial cases in courts since the UK Government ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and how it ensures that these arrangements comply with clause 9.2 of the convention; and what plans it has to revise arrangements for ensuring that the interests of children affected by matrimonial law cases are identified and are treated as paramount by the court.

Human Trafficking Written Answer, 07/01/14 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 7 January 2014 in response to Baroness Doocey's question asking Her Majesty’s Government how many successful prosecutions for human trafficking there have been over the past three years where the victim is under 18 years old.

Young Offenders Written Answer, 07/01/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Hugh Henry's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how many people aged under 16 were detained in a location other than HMYOI Polmont or a secure unit between (a) 1 January 2013 and 31 March 2013, (b) 1 April 2013 and 30 June 2013 and (c) 1 July 2013 and 30 September 2013, and have been detained since 1 October 2013.

Violence against women Motion, 17/12/13 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 17 December 2013 by Shona Robison (SNP) on violence against women.

Tobacco Written Answer, 16/12/13 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Richard Simpson's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how many registered tobacco outlets have been (a) warned and (b) convicted for selling tobacco to people who are underage; and how many registered tobacco outlets have had their right to sell tobacco removed as a result of selling to people who are underage.

Draft Modern Slavery Bill, 16/12/13 [E/NI/S/W]
The Home Office published the draft Modern Slavery Bill on 16 December 2013.

Victims and Witnesses Bill passed, 12/12/13 [S]
The Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill was passed at Stage 3 on 12 December 2013.

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 Briefing, 09/12/13 [S]
Stage 3 proceedings on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill are scheduled to take place on 12 December 2013.

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – National Confidential Forum, 05/12/13 [S]
This briefing provides a summary of the parliamentary scrutiny of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill prior to the Stage 3 proceedings, due on 12 December 2013.

Child Labour Written Answer, 25/11/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 25 November 2013 in response to Baroness Doocey's question asking Her Majesty’s Government what actions have been taken to eliminate the worst forms of child labour in the United Kingdom.