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Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener (Margaret Mitchell)

Good morning and welcome to the Justice Committee’s 29th meeting of 2017. There are no apologies.

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

Agenda item 2 is our first evidence session on the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill. I refer members to pap...

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

There is a lot of technical detail in your response, which we will try to tease out in our lines of questioning as we progress. It would be impossible to take in ...

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

Can we establish that what you have suggested is actually the case? Would there be a gap in the law or would the existing law cover the circumstances that have be...

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

We will address later the situation in which you think that that gap would exist. ACC Higgins may now respond to Fulton MacGregor’s question.

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

It would be helpful if you could give a really good and concise example of what “offensive behaviour” consists of.

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

It would be helpful if you could select one example. Are there examples in the narrative?

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

Can the police give us a specific example of how that guidance is being applied and their interpretation of it?

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

If the 2012 act was repealed, that offensive behaviour—as it has been defined and examples of which have been given—would still be covered by legislation.<...

Justice Committee 03 October 2017 [Draft] : 03 October 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

Are we going into the statistics in more detail? Carry on.

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