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Petition by Mark Hutchison  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1257  
Petition by Mark Hutchison calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that solicitors acting as court reporters and who knowingly supply false information to a Sheriff are not immune from prosecution and their reports are amended to correct any inaccuracies before a decision by the court is made.  
Petitioner: Mark Hutchison  
Number of signatures: 24  
Date lodged: 1 June 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1257 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1257  

Written Questions for PE1257  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Child Law Centre, Community Law Advice Network, Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Law Society of Scotland seeking responses to the points raised in the petition. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

3 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 

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

4 May 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that there are a number of options available where it is alleged that a solicitor, acting as a court reporter, has knowingly supplied false information to a sheriff. 

 
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