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Question reference: S6W-23228

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: 27 November 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 11 December 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to potential reforms of homicide law in the current parliamentary session.


The Scottish Law Commission is currently undertaking a project to consider homicide law reform. The Scottish Law Commission's homicide law project has been continued into their 11th Programme of Law Reform. In 2021, the Commission published their discussion paper on this subject. Scottish Government officials have recently engaged with the Scottish Law Commission who advise they hope to be in a position to publish their final report during 2024. The Scottish Government will consider carefully their final report and recommendations carefully when published.