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Margaret McDougall

Former Labour MSP for West Scotland

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 22 Mar 2016

    Currently, the bill covers only the sharing of photographic images and film. Amendments 3 to 14, in my name, which are supported by Scottish Women’s Aid and others, seek to broaden the definition to include photographic images or film of an intimate situation; sound recordings containing intimate content; and any intimate written communication. The purpose of amendment 5 is to tackle a...
  • Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 22 Mar 2016

    I thank John Finnie for his support for my amendments. I know that the sending of abusive messages is a criminal offence, but the same does not always apply to the sharing of intimate material. My amendments would ensure that the sharing of all types of intimate material without permission would be covered under one bill. As I said during stage 2, the current offence in section 127 of the...
  • Scottish Parliament: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill 22 Mar 2016

    Thank you, Presiding Officer, for your kind words. I am disappointed that the Scottish Government rejected my amendments to the bill, and I will continue to push my case. As it stands, the section of the bill that deals with the illegal sharing of intimate images includes only “disclosing, or threatening to disclose ... a photograph or film which shows, or appears to show, another person...

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Former Labour MSP for West Scotland

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 23 March 2016 — Election


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