Preparation for the review of the Act hots up as FAC (once again) goes to Holyrood

Representatives of FAC continued today with the latest of a series of meetings with representatives/leaders of all the main political parties in the parliament.  We have so far met with the Leader of the Scottish Greens, Patrick Harvie and today (13/5/15) we met with the Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP and Justice Committee member Alison McInnes and the Scottish Conservative and Justice Committee member Margaret Mitchell.  In addition we had a brief informal meeting with Siobhán McMahon of Scottish Labour.

We will meet with the leader of Scottish Labour this Friday and we will meet with the Community Safety and Legal Affairs Minister, Paul Wheelhouse next week.

Our aim in this series of meetings is to seek clarity on the process of the review and to strongly urge the politicians to give us the opportunity to provide evidence to them when they consider this important issue.  As the only group who have consistently campaigned on this issue we have a breadth and depth of knowledge on the impact of this hated legislation on ordinary young football supporters which cannot easily be obtained from any other source.

If you are meeting with your MSP to discuss the act then please emphasise this point to them and urge them to ensure that there is an opportunity for this information to be conveyed before any decision is made. In the meantime the numbers signing the online and the paper petitions continue to rise.  If you haven’t signed it yet then please do so soon and encourage as many people as you can to do the same: Petition to the Scottish Parliament

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