Law, Order and Public Safety
Criminal Justice Bill includes wide range of measures, including child protection.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court initiative to receive funding for another three years.
Fife constabulary given extra finances to police new superfast ferries at Rosyth port.
Extra funding for front-line policing in central Scotland.
Adverts aimed at informing young people about the dangers of drugs misuse.
Absence of consent, not use of force, to be the legal focus in rape cases.
Two prisons to close and three new prisons to be built and run by private sector.
Pilot Victims’ Statements Scheme to proceed as part of the Criminal Justice Bill.
Balance between enforcement and education as Executive seeks to empower public.
£800,000 of funding to build on projects which promote public safety in the community.
Libyan convicted of 1988 Lockerbie bombing loses appeal at court in Holland.
Justice Minister announces changes to legal aid eligibility.
Executive agreement with HM Treasury to retain half of criminal proceeds for fight against drugs.
Launch of first stage consultation on the future of summary criminal justice in Scotland.
Completion of final stage of the Sexual Offences Bill will give greater protection to victims.
Freedom of Information Bill to establish for the first time a public right to access information.
Five judges say they will announce their verdict on the case on Thursday, March 14.
Minister announces the projects to benefit from a £7 million funding boost.
Queen has approved the appointment of Mrs Isobel Brydie MBE as Lord-Lieutenant for West Lothian.
Modernisation process begins for Crown Office and procurator fiscal service.