Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill

 

About the Bill

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to create an offence with respect to the engaging by a person in a course of behaviour which is abusive of the person's partner or ex-partner; and to make rules of criminal procedure for that offence and also for offences subject to the statutory aggravation involving abuse of partners or ex-partners.

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 17 March 2017.

Read the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill and its accompanying documents.

Stage 1

The Justice Committee was designated lead committee for the Bill on 29 March 2017.

Evidence

The Committee's call for evidence closed on 1 May 2017. 

> Read the call for evidence

> Read the news release

Notes of informal testimony concerning the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill

The Committee will take evidence on the Bill during May and June.

Correspondence

Work by other Committees

Finance and Constitution Committee

The Committee received a summary of evidence submitted to the Finance and Constitution Committee on the Bill’s Financial Memorandum.