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Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 24th September 2015.

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Photo of Paul Wheelhouse Paul Wheelhouse Scottish National Party

The debate has been fascinating and I welcome the broad support of members from across the chamber for the general principles of the bill. I acknowledge the work that Patricia Ferguson put into her member’s bill; I also acknowledge that she is willing to work with me, and I look forward to that. We wish to work constructively with Patricia Ferguson and other members, but we agree with the Justice Committee that the Government’s bill is the best vehicle for reform of fatal accident inquiries.

I commend the motion.