S4M-05295: Proven or Not Proven

21 Dec 2012

S4M-05295 John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish National Party): That the Parliament notes the renewed suggestion that the choice of three possible verdicts in criminal trials should be reduced to two; considers that, in many cases, not proven is a more appropriate verdict than not guilty, and urges that, if there is to be a reduction to two verdicts, consideration should be given to these being proven and not proven.