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Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross (Caithness, Sutherland and Ross) (SNP)

I just want to get the panel’s opinion on a question. If a parent smacks a child, even if that smacking is proportionate and reasonable, what do you think is the ...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

So every instance of smacking is different in different circumstances, and the smacking can be at a different level. However, I think that James Gillies said that smacking is light and infre...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

But in what way does it communicate?

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

Is it about inflicting fear or pain? In what way does what you have suggested communicate something to a child?

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

Absolutely.

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

But if you get a question wrong in school, you are told that you are wrong, and you are told the right answer and given an explanation. You are not given a light ...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

How old do you think I am?

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

I have a point of clarification for the Evangelical Alliance. James Gillies talked about more resources going into an education campaign. I absolutely take that o...

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

I absolutely take that on board. Thank you.

Equalities and Human Rights Committee 15 March 2019 [Draft] : 15 March 2019 View PDF version
Gail Ross

I have one more question. I probably should not use the term “devil’s advocate”, but I will play the devil’s advocate for a moment. If the bill is passed, the Par...

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