After section 3

Part of Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:00 pm on 6th March 2002.

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Photo of Maureen Macmillan Maureen Macmillan Labour 3:00 pm, 6th March 2002

Mr Gallie seems to be arguing that the accused should be allowed anonymity because rape is a serious crime. What about murderers? Should someone who is charged with murder be allowed anonymity, or is he implying that women who allege rape are more likely to be lying than any other kind of victim?