For six years we have been asking MSPs to listen to us about the potential, and then actual, effects of the Offensive Behaviour and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. To their credit, all opposition parties have individually listened to us. Today, however, we were finally able to submit our written evidence in full and we now look forward to being invited to give evidence in person when the Justice Committee holds their hearings in September/October.
This is an important day in the progress towards the final demise of this hated legislation You can also see here the submissions received by other individuals and organisations, many of which are extremely interesting. These will be updated as more submissions are received over the course of today.
Once again we thank everyone who has worked so hard to get us this far….but don’t take your foot off the pedal yet! If you haven’t submitted evidence then do so now!
The proforma can be found here:
This should be filled in, however briefly, and returned to JusticeCommittee@parliament.scot before 5pm today (Friday 18th August 2017).
Onwards and upwards!