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Offensive Weapons Sentences Oral Question, 07/01/15 [S]
During Portfolio Question Time on 7 January 2015 Gill Paterson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government how the length of custodial sentences for handling an offensive weapon has changed during the last 10 years.

Making Justice Work for Victims and Witnesses, Victims and Witnesses Bill, 22/05/12 - 20/07/12 [S]
The Scottish Government is consulting on proposals for a Victims and Witnesses Bill. The central objective of the Bill is to improve the experience of victims and witnesses within the criminal justice system. Consultation to 20 July 2012.

Guidance on Joint Investigative Interviewing of Child Witnesses in Scotland, 19/12/11 [S]
The Scottish Government have published good practice guidance for police officers and social workers who are carrying out joint investigative interviews with child witnesses.

Call to end violence against women and girls: action plan, 08/03/11 [E/NI/S/W]
The Home Office has published an overview of the wide range of actions the government will be taking forward with key partners to deliver its strategy to tackle violence against women and girls.

Alcohol Written Answer, 17/08/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Bill Aitken's (Cons) question asking the Scottish Executive how many test purchases were carried out in off-sales and on-sales between January 2009 and June 2009 and how many resulted in alcohol being sold to an (a) underage person and (b) underage person for the second time, broken down by police force.

Justice Written Answer, 07/05/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Rhoda Grant's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive at what age it considers that children are able to receive information in their own right on a case where they are victims or witnesses and whether this differs from the age of criminal responsibility; or what reason the age at which children are able to receive information in their own right on cases where they are victims or witnesses differs from the age of criminal responsibility.

Safeguarders Written Answer, 05/05/09 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Rhoda Grant's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Executive for what reason children involved with the criminal justice system as victims or witnesses are not allocated safeguarders as they would under the children’s hearing system.

Consulting on Intermediaries as a Special Measure for Vulnerable Witnesses, 08/09/08 [S]
Scottish Government analysis of responses to the consultation on the use of intermediaries as a special measure in the Scottish justice system.

Support for vulnerable witnesses, 22/08/08 [S]
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill and the Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini today met key representatives from across the justice system to help make sure vulnerable witnesses get the support they need.

Turning up the Volume:The Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004, 30/07/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication examining a 3 year period including the year preceding the Act, and its first two phases of implementation.