MSP encourages victims to take part in consultation

North East SNP MSP Mark McDonald has welcomed the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Victims’ Rights Bill.

Encouraging as many victims, witnesses and their families as possible to submit a response to the consultation, Mr. McDonald said: “It is important that the justice system protects the victim, as well as punishing the offender. I am pleased that the consultation contains a range of proposals from the Government to provide greater levels of support to victims and witnesses. I would encourage as many people – victims, witnesses and their families – as possible to respond to this consultation.”

Details can be found at www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2012/05/victims22052012.