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It remains a Scottish Government priority to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls. That is why we have committed to develop multi-agency domestic homicide reviews to improve our multi-agency response and our understanding of how we can prevent such deaths from occurring in the first place. Although that commitment was initially put on hold due to the pandemic, officials are...
The member raises an important issue. I will discuss it with the cabinet secretary and come back to the member with more detail. Members will understand why work was paused during the pandemic. It has recommenced, and we will soon convene a short-life steering group that will drive the work forward. The safety and wellbeing of women and children who experience domestic abuse is a priority for...
The amendments in this group would have the same effect as amendments 30, 31 and 36, which Andy Wightman lodged at stage 2 and which were rejected by the committee. The threshold test of serious harm is an important reform of the current Scots law of defamation and is central to rebalancing the law of defamation. Indeed, Scottish PEN described the threshold test as “critical to the heart of...
Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Eastern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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