Consultations

Howard League Scotland actively responds to relevant consultations with its views on proposed changes or reforms in the Criminal Justice system. When opportunity presents, the League has put forward written and oral evidence to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

Commission on Women Offenders

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

Dated submitted: 18 June 2014

Written evidence provided by Howard League Scotland on the Scottish Government's implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on Women Offenders.

Redesigning the community justice system

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

Date submitted: August 2014

Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014/15

Submission for the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee

Date submitted: 11 October 2013

Howard League Scotland's response to Justice Committee's consideration of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2014/15

 

 

Reform of Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Purposeful activity in prisons

Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015/16

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

Date submitted: 31 October 2014

Howard League Scotland response for Justice Committee's consideration of the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2015/16.

Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill - Prisoner Voting Rights

Prisoners (Control of Release) Bill

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

Date submitted: 16 February 2015

Written evidence from Howard League Scotland to the Justice Committee on the Scottish Government's proposed revisions to the Prisoners (Control of Release) Bill.

Prisoners (Control of Release) Bill

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

Date submitted: 20 May 2015

Written evidence from Howard League Scotland (pp.32-33) to the Justice Committee on the Scottish Government's amendments to the Prisoners (Control of Release) Bill.

Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill - Prisoner Voting Rights (2)

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Referendum Bill Committee.

Date submitted: 12 April 2013

Supplementary written evidence provided by Howard League Scotland on the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill

Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill - Prisoner Voting Rights

Redesigning the community justice system (2)

Presumption against short periods of imprisonment

Minimum age of criminal responsibility

Submission to the Scottish Government.

Date submitted: June 2016

Response from Howard League Scotland to the Scottish Government's consultation on raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill

Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014

Draft Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (Scotland) Order 2014

Submission to the Scottish Government.

Date submitted: October 2014

Response from Howard League Scotland to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Draft Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (Scotland) Order 2014.

Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014 (2)

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee.

Date submitted: 30 January 2014

Written evidence provided by Howard League Scotland on the Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014.

Support for children (impact of imprisonment)

Submission to Mary Fee MSP, Convener of the Cross Party Group for Families Affected By Imprisonment.

Date submitted: 7 May 2015

Written response provided by Howard League Scotland on support for children affected by imprisonment.

Commission on Women Offenders

Submission to the Scottish Government's Commission on Women Offenders.

Dated submitted: April 2012

Written evidence provided by Howard League Scotland to the Scottish Government's Commission on Women Offenders.

Healthcare in prisons

Submission to the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Commitee.

Date submitted: 28 February 2017

Written evidence provided by Howard League Scotland to the Health and Sport Committee's inquiry into healthcare in prisons.

Electronic monitoring

Submission to the Scottish Government.

Date submitted: May 2017

Response from Howard League Scotland to the Scottish Government's consultation document 'Electronic Monitoring in Scotland A Consultation on Proposals for Legislation'.