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MSP Briefing: Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (Stage 1)

May 2020. Briefing to MSPs ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s Stage 1 Debate of emergency coronavirus legislation on Wednesday 13 May.

Key points of the briefing

  • Scottish Government should exclude all children and young people under the age of 18 from the criminal justice provisions of the Bill.
  • The Bill should include an increase to the Young Carer Grant in order to ensure support for children and young people playing caring roles.
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