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PE1876: Accurately record the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape

Petition summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to require Police Scotland, the Crown Office and the Scottish Court Service to accurately record the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape.

Petitioner: Lucy Hunter Blackburn, Lisa Mackenzie, Kath Murray

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 07 June 2021

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

SPICe briefing111.8KB pdf posted 15 March 2022

Committee meetings

6 October 2021: The Committee agreed to write to the Police Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Equalities and Human Rights Commission, the Lord Advocate and Scottish Courts Tribunal Service.

Official Report of Meeting 6 October 2021

23 March 2022: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. 

Official Report of Meeting 23 March 2022

Written submissions

PE1876/A: Petitioner submission of 7 June 2021

PE1876/B: Martin A. Neill submission of 25 July 2021

PE1876/C: Kate Buchanan submission of 26 July 2021

PE1876/D: Anne Marie Docherty submission of 26 July 2021

PE1876/E: Mary Gordon submission of 28 July 2021

PE1876/F: Dr Laetitia Pichevin submission of 27 August 2021

PE1876/G: Frontline Feminists Scotland submission of 29 August 2021

PE1876/H: Professor Alice Sullivan submission of 27 August 2021

PE1876/I: Anonymous submission of 21 September 2021

PE1876/J: Scottish Government submission of 23 September 2021

PE1876/K: Petitioner submission of 3 October 2021 

PE1876/L: Fair Play for Women submission of 4 October 2021

PE1876/M: Anonymous submission of 4 October 2021

PE1876/N: Dr Shonagh Dillon submission of 4 October 2021 

PE1876/O: For Women Scot submission of 4 October 2021

PE1876/P: Sharon Dowey MSP submission of 5 October 2021 

PE1876/Q: Lesley Warrender Submission of 27 October 2021

PE1876/R: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service submission of 2 November 2021

PE1876/S: Crown Agent submission of 4 November 2021

PE1876/T: Submission from Police Scotland of 22 November 2021 

PE1876/U: Petitioner submission of 16 March 2022 122.5KB pdf posted 17 March 2022