Mary Fee

Labour MSP for West Scotland

@MaryFeeMSP

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  • Scottish Parliament: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill 3 Oct 2019

    Presiding Officer, given what you have just said about being in a bad mood and having toothache, I do not know whether I want to speak now. [ Laughter .] I thank John Finnie for introducing this member’s bill and for all the work that he has done on the issue. I and my party have supported the bill since he introduced it to Parliament. By passing the bill today, Scotland will commit to...
  • Scottish Parliament: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill 3 Oct 2019

    Assault is assault. If we assault someone, we are committing a crime. There are ranges of assault. We should not use force to control another individual. That force could take many forms. The bill is often incorrectly described as introducing a smacking ban, but it is important to remember that it does not create a new criminal offence. Rather, it seeks to remove a legal defence, in order to...
  • Scottish Parliament: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill 3 Oct 2019

    I am sorry; I have almost finished. The importance of the campaign cannot be overemphasised. There needs to be a co-ordinated campaign message, so that parents, care givers, teachers and social workers are aware of the implications of the changes that are being made. I hope that the bill will be backed with sufficient funds to raise public awareness of the change. Indeed, I hope that, having...

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Labour MSP for West Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

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