Justice

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 14 January 2003.

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Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

Question S1W-32785

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32365 by Mr Jim Wallace on 17 December 2002, under what other circumstances prosecuting authorities in Scotland will ignore an offence committed under clauses 59 and 69 of the Criminal Justice Bill in Scotland on the basis that a similar offence has been committed in another jurisdiction.

Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

Question S1W-32787

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-32366 by Mr Jim Wallace on 17 December 2002, where a publication whose area of distribution is restricted to Scotland, or a part of Scotland, includes a report in contravention of the reporting restrictions in clauses 59 or 69 of the Criminal Justice Bill, whether a person suspected of an offence under those clauses would be prosecuted in Scotland.

Photo of Jim Wallace Jim Wallace Liberal Democrat

I refer the member to the answer given to question S1W-32784 on 13 January 2003. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/webapp/wa.search .

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