On 2nd August the Convener attended the final meeting of the Advisory group undertaking research into the operation of the PDSO pilot scheme. A Report is expected in October.
At a meeting on 10th September the committee considered a letter from the Law Society of Scotland reminding the profession of the need to have legal advice of a god quality available on immigration and asylum issues, given the dramatic increase in those requiring such services.
The Scottish Law Commission has issued a Paper on the possibility of changing he rules on the age of criminal responsibility, currently 8. There has been concern about the way in which society deals with young people who commit crimes.
The Scottish Executive is considering how to deal with the recovery and management of debt in the absence of the remedy of poindings and sales which will be phased out by 31st December 2002. A Response from the Society is being prepared to meet the 17th October deadline.
Mr. Charlie Milne of Cupar has had to resign as Convener of this committee because of pressure of work. Mr. Derek Flyn, a former President of the Society, has kindly agreed to act as interim Convener. The Council is grateful to Mr. Milne for all his hard work in promoting the work of the...
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The Scottish Law Commission has issued a draft Recommendation on the consolidation of legislation relating to salmon fishing. Comments are invited by 29th June 2001. The text of the draft is available on http://www.scotlawcom.gov.uk .
The Scottish Executive has published a Consultation Paper on the Bill which is intended to modernise the law in relation toNon-feudal burdens and conditions on property in Scotland and which remain following on the abolition of the feudal system. Comments are required by 23rd July 2001.