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PE1898: Make entering someone's home without their permission or warrant a crime

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it a crime for a stranger to enter your home without permission or a warrant.

Petitioner: Julia Gow

Status: Closed

Date published: 30 August 2021

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

SPICe briefing106.8KB pdf posted 05 October 2021

Committee meetings

3 November 2021: The Committee agreed to write to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Police Scotland.

Official Report of Meeting 3 November 2021

2 February 2022: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have detailed various offences which may be relevant in circumstances where a person enters the home of another without permission; and Police Scotland are unaware of any scenarios where the existing law would be insufficient to deal with matters criminally if required.

Official Report of Meeting 2 February 2022

Written submissions

PE1898/A: Scottish Government submission of 30 September 2021

PE1898/B: Petitioner submission of 30 September 2021

PE1898/C: Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service submission of 25 November 2021

PE1898/D: Police Scotland submission of 30 November 2021

PE1898/E: Petitioner submission of 25 January 2022