Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson Labour

I heard what the cabinet secretary has to say and understand his reservations. If the Government brings forward legislation in the coming months and years, we need to consider the role of the Parole Board very carefully, in terms of its independence and the fact that, while in many respects it is a tribunal like other courts, it is not identical. Its important role needs careful consideration.

However, with the comments that the cabinet secretary has just made in mind, I will not press the amendment.

Amendment 1, by agreement, withdrawn.