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PE01593: A full review of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.


Petitioner: Paul Quigley on behalf of Fans Against Criminalisation


Date Lodged: 19 November 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to hold a full and comprehensive review of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 with a view to having this Act repealed.


Petition History:


12 January 2016: The Committee took evidence from Paul Quigley and Jeanette Findlay, Fans Against Criminalisation. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Justice Committee. Link to Official Report 12 January 2016

1 March 2016: The Committee agreed to include the petition in its legacy paper for consideration by the Session 5 Public Petitions Committee. Link to Official Report 1 March 2016

29 September 2016: The Committee agreed to defer further consideration of the petition until it becomes clear whether James Kelly MSP's proposal for a Member’s bill on the issue raised by the petition will proceed to be introduced as a Bill. Link to Official Report 29 September 2016

14 September 2017: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the action called for in the petition is reflected in the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland) Bill, introduced by James Kelly MSP, and the Parliament will ave the opportunity to vote on the bill in due course, and that the issue is also being addressed through the Scottish Government's hate crimes review. Link to Official Report 14 September 2017

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