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.