4. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

Author:Plumtree, Alexandra
Position:Brief notes - Brief article
 
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This is a Scottish Government Bill and was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 5 March 2009. It contains a wide range of provisions, some of them affecting children. In particular, s.38 proposes to amend the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 by inserting a new s.41A. This will raise the age at which a child may be prosecuted from eight to 12. The lead Committee for Stage 1 is the Justice Committee and it called for written...

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