PE1898: Make entering someone's home without their permission or warrant a crime
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
Date published: 30 August 2021
Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration
SPICe briefing106.8KB pdf posted 05 October 2021
3 November 2021: The Committee agreed to write to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Police Scotland.
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.