Responding to this Consultation Paper
We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 24 April 2015.
A full list of the consultation questions is contained in Annex C of this document. We would be grateful if you would use the consultation questionnaire provided or clearly indicate in your response which questions or parts of the consultation paper you are responding to, as this will aid collation of the responses received.
This consultation, and all other Scottish Government consultations, can be viewed online on the consultation web pages of the Scottish Government website at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations.
Please send your response with the completed Respondent Information Form to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Directorate for Justice
Civil Law and Legal Justice Division
St Andrews House
Edinburgh, EH1 3DG
If you have any queries please contact Stephen O'Connor on 0131 244 2361 or by email: email@example.com
The Scottish Government now has an email alert system for consultations http://register.scotland.gov.uk. This system allows stakeholder individuals and organisations to register and receive a weekly email containing details of all new consultations (including web links). This system complements, but in no way replaces Scottish Government distribution lists. It is designed to allow stakeholders to keep up to date with all Scottish Government consultation activity, and therefore be alerted at the earliest opportunity to those of most interest. We would encourage you to register.
Handling your response
We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form attached at Annex C with your response as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately.
If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.
All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. We would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
Further information about the Scottish Government consultation process is available on http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Consultations/About.
What happens next?
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us reach a decision. We aim to issue a report on this consultation process by spring 2015.
If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please email them to Stephen O'Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We welcome your views on any or all of the issues covered by this paper.