Publication - Impact assessment

Miners' Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and welfare impact assessment

Published: 28 Oct 2021
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781802015249

Children’s rights and welfare impact assessment (CRWIA) for the Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill.

Miners' Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and welfare impact assessment
Miners' Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill CRWIA Stage 1

Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill CRWIA Stage 1

Screening - key questions

1. Name the policy, and describe its overall aims.

Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill

A Bill to give effect to a collective pardon to miners for certain offences committed during the 1984/85 miners’ strike, subject to qualifying criteria was announced in the Government’s election manifesto and has been announced as a year one Bill in the Programme for Government.

2. What aspects of the policy/measure will affect children and young people up to the age of 18?

None. The Bill affects former miners who are now aged 50+ years, with an indirect impact on police officers also of that age.

3. What likely impact – direct or indirect – will the policy/measure have on children and young people?

None. The Bill affects former miners who are now aged 50+ years, with an indirect impact on police officers also of that age.

4. Which groups of children and young people will be affected?

None. The Bill affects former miners who are now aged 50+ years, with an indirect impact on former police officers also of that age.

5. Will this require a CRWIA?

No. The Bill will provide a legislative basis on which to pardon miners for certain offences committed during the 1984/85 miners’ strike, subject to qualifying criteria. The Bill will not create any new rights, entitlements or obligations - it is a symbolic pardon to restore dignity to the former miners, who are all aged 50+ years.

CRWIA Declaration

We do not consider that the Miners’ Strike (Pardons) (Scotland) Bill requires a full Child Rights & Wellbeing Impact Assessment.

CRWIA required :

CRWIA not required : X

Authorisation

Policy lead: David Scott, Police Division

Date : 3 September 2021

Deputy Director or equivalent : John Somers, Deputy Director, Police Division

Date : 8 September 2021


Contact

Email: minersstrikepardon@gov.scot