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Glasgow East End Community Court abandoned: Parliamentary debate; MacAskill statement

2009 May 18
by Mary Munro

“Demands for MacAskill to resign over court snub” Herald
“MacAskill faces MSPs’ fury on court vote and Canada trip” Scotsman

Following posted on 8.05.09

“Ministers lose vote on scrapping of community court plan” Herald
“Demands to think again on all–in–one justice centre for Glasgow” Scotsman
“MSPs move forward with US–style courts proposal” STV
“MSPs vote to reinstate community court plan” Law Society Journal Online
“Call for U–turn on community court” Evening Times
“MacAskill under fire on court vote” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 1.05.09

“Jamieson hits out after first community court scrapped” Herald
“Let’s have swift local justice, New York–style” Herald. Article by Cathy Jamieson, former Minister for Justice.

Following posted on 21.04.09

“MacAskill under fire after US–style court plan is dropped” Herald
“US–style community courts for Glasgow plan dropped” STV
“US–style court ditched over costs” BBC
“Community sentencing ‘undermined’ by major project cancellation” Holyrood.com
“SNP accused as community court pilot axed” Press and Journal

Following posted on 20.04.09

“New–style court plan scrapped over costs” Herald
“Justice and society” Herald

Following posted on 5.11.07

“‘Court of second chances’ coming to Glasgow” Herald
“Community court model proposed for Glasgow” Law Society Journal Online

Following posted on 02.04.07

“Labour in US– ‘payback’ court plan” Sunday Herald

Following posted on 23.03.07

“Community court plans for Glasgow” Law Society Journal Online
“Community court for East End “ Evening Times
“Community courts plans unveiled” BBC
“New court to tackle minor crimes” STV
“Cathy cleans up the streets” Sunday Mail 25.3.07

Following posted on 20.11.03

“Plan to introduce US-style courts” Herald

Press releases

“First community justice centre” Scot. Exec.(March 2007)
“Community courts will cut reoffending – Purvis” Scottish Liberal Democrats

See also

Scottish Parliament Official Report 14.5.09: Community Courts statement by Kenny MacAskill
Scottish Parliament Official Report 7.5.09: Community Courts debate
Richard Baker (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of expenditure in relation to the development of a pilot community court in the east end of Glasgow, broken down by (a) nature, (b) amount and (c) date of each expenditure. (7 related questions follow).
Richard Baker (North East Scotland) (Lab): To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will detail its expenditure on visits to the Red Hook Community Justice Centre in New York in relation to the development of a pilot community court in the east end of Glasgow, broken down by (a) date of trip, (b) person travelling, (c) reason for visit and (d) items covered.

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