The next question is, that motion S2M-4629, in the name of Margaret Curran, on the establishment of a committee, be agreed to.
Motion agreed to.
That the Parliament agrees to establish a sub-committee of the Justice 2 Committee as follows:
Name of Committee: Justice 2 Sub-Committee; Remit: To inquire into and report to the Justice 2 Committee on—
- The extent of information which local communities should receive on child sex offenders within their locality;
- The way in which housing is allocated to sex offenders;
- Whether steps need to be taken to distinguish sexual offences against children from such offences against adults;
- Whether changes need to be made to the way in which sexual offences against children are considered and disposed of by the courts, and in particular, whether adequate sentencing options exist.
Duration: Until the end of December 2006.
Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Labour Party and the Deputy Convener a member of the Scottish National Party.
Membership: Jackie Baillie, Alex Fergusson, John Home Robertson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Jeremy Purvis.