The purpose of my amendment is to address an anomaly in the law that was first raised with me by my constituent Michelle Gavin almost three years ago. An intruder broke Michelle Gavin’s fence while trying to avoid a police officer. Rather than take him to court, the procurator fiscal offered the intruder a fiscal fine—a compensation order requiring him to pay the householder £400 to fix...
I welcome the cabinet secretary’s commitment on timescale. Can he confirm that the regulations, when agreed to, will permit the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service to pursue defaulters for fines that have previously been imposed but have not yet been paid?
I welcome the commitment that the cabinet secretary has made in relation to timing and his offer of a meeting to ensure that the changes that go through Parliament will assist in the case of Michelle Gavin and the many other cases that are no doubt outstanding. I look forward to that discussion with him soon after the summer recess. On that basis, I seek to withdraw amendment 121. Amendment...
Labour MSP for North East Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Aberdeen Central
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