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Victims and Witnesses Bill Stage 1 Debate, 19/06/13 [S]

The Stage 1 Debate on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill took place in the Scottish Parliament on 19 June 2013. The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill opened the debate.

The Bill seeks to make provision for:

  •  rights and support for victims and witnesses (primarily in relation to criminal cases)
  • the establishment of a National Confidential Forum (functioning as a committee of the Mental Welfare Commission) to provide a forum for adults who were in institutional care as children, including those who were abused, or who witnessed such abuse, whilst in such care

At decision time the Bill was passed at Stage 1.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 19 June 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 19 June 2013