MSP, Orkney Islands
I rise to speak against the amendments. The debate seems to hang on the issue of whether there would be a gap in the law. The Law Society’s briefing states: “The Bill, if passed, will not leave any gap in the criminal law as existing measures, both statutory and at common law, will allow for the prosecution of any relevant offending behaviour provided that sufficient admissible...
As I explained, the act is not providing the protection that the minister asserts it is providing. It seems to me ridiculous and somewhat irresponsible to allow to go unchallenged the misconception that the law is providing that protection when that is not, in fact, the case. At some stage, the Scottish Government will have to recognise that this illiberal, ineffective, misdirected act is...
Will the minister give way?
Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 — Election
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