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Consultation: Proposed Stalking Protection (Scotland) Bill

MSP Rona Mackay, SNP,  is keen to hear views about her Proposed Stalking Protection (Scotland) Bill.

A proposal for a Bill to increase protection for victims of stalking by giving police the power to apply for stalking protection orders on behalf of victims.

The UK Parliament  recently passed the Stalking Protection Act 2019, which provides the police with powers to apply for SPOs (Stalking Protection Order) for victims in England and Wales.

Rona Mackay wants the same level of protection to be available to victims of stalking in Scotland.

The consultation closes on 21st of July 2019.

You can find the online consultation and related documents by clicking this link: Proposed Stalking Protection Bill 

Rona Mackay states:

“Recorded incidences of stalking have almost doubled in the last five years and the rise of cyber-stalking, through social media and mobile phone apps, shows no signs of abating.

“It is widely recognised that stalkers can have a profound effect on their victims, both mentally and physically, and that stalking behaviour can culminate in serious violence.”

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