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Petition by Mr Jamie Webster  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1106  
Petition by Jamie Webster calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review those aspects of the Stewart Committee Report on Keeping Offenders out of Court; Further Alternatives to Prosecution, that relate to the rights of victims of crime to obtain information on the handling of the case.  
Petitioner: Mr Jamie Webster  
Number of signatures: 1  
Date lodged: 28 November 2007  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1106 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1106  

15 January 2008 :   The Committee agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Government, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Victim Information and Advice, Victim Support Scotland and to link further consideration of this petition with PE899. Link to Official Report 15 January 2008 

15 April 2008 :   The Committee agreed to close consideration of petition PE899 on the grounds that the Victim Notification Scheme has been reviewed and that the length of time taken to trigger notification to a victim has been reduced to 18 months and will be further reviewed in the future. It also agreed to schedule further consideration of petition PE1106 once the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has provided the Committee with an update on the review of the policy on warnings. Link to Official Report 15 April 2008 

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to suspend consideration of the petition on the grounds that the review of the policy on the public disclosure of warnings is still on going. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

1 December 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service seeking responses to specific points and to suspend consideration of the petition until its review of the policy on the public disclosure of warnings is completed. <Link to Official Report 1 December 2009 

9 February 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Lord Advocate seeking a response to specific points.<Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 

1 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has concluded its review in relation to the issue of warnings issued by Procurators Fiscal and has set out, in its response to the Committee, a number of the changes which are to be made in relation to how such warnings are administered. Further the petitioner has indicated he is happy with the response from the COPFS. <

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