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Halting Any Further Legal Action and Disposing of Any Intention to Implement the Provisions in the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

  • Submitted by: Ash Regan, Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 11 December 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11629
  • Current status: Has not yet achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament notes the outcome of the Court of Session’s decision that the Secretary of State for Scotland’s use of the provision set out in section 35 of the Scotland Act 1998 was lawful; regrets that the Scottish Government brought forward legislation that, it considers, was so fundamentally flawed that it allowed the UK Government the opportunity to challenge the legislation; notes the reported views of women across Scotland, including in the Edinburgh Eastern constituency, that the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill is a risk to the safety, privacy and dignity of women and girls; further notes that the Scottish Government has reportedly spent a considerable amount of public funds to date on legal costs in its attempt to implement this legislation, and notes the calls on the Scottish Government to now halt any further legal action and to dispose of any intention to implement the provisions in the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing