Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill

 

About the Bill

The Justice Committee has been designated as lead committee in consideration of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill. This is a Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to repeal the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012; and for connected purposes. This is a Member's Bill, which was introduced by James Kelly MSP on 21 June 2017. 

Stage 1

The Committee will begin its Stage 1 scrutiny of this Bill by taking evidence from two panels on Tuesday 3 October:

Panel 1 will consist of witnesses from Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS).

Panel 2 will consist of witnesses from Fans Against Criminalisation, Supporters Direct Scotland and the Scottish Football Supporters' Association.

Witnesses and further dates for evidence sessions will be posted on this page once they have been agreed and witnesses have confirmed their attendance.

Evidence

The Committee has issued a call for written evidence. The closing date for submissions was Friday 18 August 2017.

Due to the volume of submissions received, not all submissions received by the Committee have yet been published. This page will be updated to confirm once all submissions have been published.

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