Airdrie and Shotts MSP Alex Neil has welcomed the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Victims’ Rights Bill, which aims to deliver better support for the victims of crime.
Ahead of the bill to support victims and witnesses of crime, the Scottish Government has published a consultation to hear views on what measures would have the most impact. During the eight week consultation, interested groups will be encouraged to give their views on the consultation proposals.
Encouraging people in Airdrie and Shotts to engage in the consultation system as much as possible, Mr Neil said:
“This consultation contains a range of really positive proposals from the SNP Government to give better support to victims and witnesses – something we all want to see.
“I encourage as many people as possible from the Airdrie and Shotts area – victims, witnesses and their families – to respond to this consultation. We as a society can learn from their experiences, and with this consultation they have the chance to tell the Government what they think.
“The SNP Government has already improved the way vulnerable witnesses and victims are treated by the courts, but this bill will go even further and ensure that we help and protect those affected by crime – fully breaking down barriers between victims and the legal system.”