This consultation seeks views on proposed amendments to primary legislation the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 (“the Act”) and to secondary legislation the Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001 (“the Rules”).
The proposed amendments are in relation to relating to the:-
•Governance of the Parole Board for Scotland;
•Involvement of Scottish Ministers in the parole process;
•Tests that the Parole Board apply in determining whether to release;
•Timescales for subsequent reviews following initial consideration for parole;
•Way in which information is supplied to the Parole Board; and,
•Administrative procedures for considering cases as set out in the Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001 (“the Rules”)