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Petition by Guje Borgesson  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1332  
Petition by Guje Borgesson calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that the new specialist deaths unit being created by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is able to investigate retrospective and current cases of suspicious deaths, including after a Fatal Accident Inquiry has taken place, where the bereaved can reasonably demonstrate that the circumstances of the death were suspicious and that there is a robust and open mechanism, involving the families, for an independent review of such suspicious deaths  
Petitioner: Guje Borgesson  
Number of signatures: 3031  
Date lodged: 4 June 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1332 

Written Questions for PE1332  

Written Submissions for PE1332  

5 October 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Tom Minogue and agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 5 October 2010.

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

22 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service has confirmed its duty to investigate all suspicious deaths if there is any new evidence, including any brought by the bereaved, that may not have formed part of the original investigation, regardless of whether a Fatal Accident Inquiry had been held into the original circumstances of the death. Further, the Scottish Government is considering the 2009 report by Lord Cullen on the Review of Fatal Accident Inquiry legislation: the Report and will announce its response in due course. Link to Official Report 22 February 2011" 

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