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  • Raising the age of referral to the principal reporter

    The 2019-20 Programme for Government made a commitment to consult on ‘enabling joint reporting to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Principal Reporter of all 16 and 17 year olds’ offence cases’. Ministers have since agreed to widen the consultation to seek views on... More
    Closes 7 October 2020
  • Scottish Planning Policy and Housing: Technical Consultation on Proposed Policy Amendments

    The Scottish Government is committed to a plan-led planning system. Development plans form the basis of planning decision-making to enable the right developments in the right locations. We want the planning system to support the delivery of good quality homes in the right locations. This is... More
    Closes 9 October 2020
  • Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 - Consultation on Commencement Regulations

    The doctrine of prescription serves a vital function in the civil justice system. Negative prescription sets time-limits for when obligations (and rights), such as obligations under a contract, are extinguished. The Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018, when commenced, will make a number of... More
    Closes 14 October 2020
  • A consultation on the future of the Land Court and the Lands Tribunal

    The objective of this paper is to offer an opportunity for views to be gathered on the future of the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. The main proposal relates to a possible amalgamation of the two bodies. This would be achieved by the incorporation of the Lands... More
    Closes 19 October 2020
  • Consultation on a Ministerial Statement for modifying local connection referrals in Scotland

    This consultation invites comments on the content of a Ministerial Statement to set out the circumstances in which, and the general criteria by reference to which, the power of Scottish Ministers to modify local connection referrals between local authorities in Scotland is to be exercised. It also... More
    Closes 23 October 2020
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