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Domestic abuse protection goes national, 01/07/15 [S]
Women and men across Scotland who suspect their partner has an abusive background may now have that information disclosed to them, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Assault Oral Question, 6/05/15 [S]
During General Question Time on 6 May 2015 Annabel Goldie (Con) asked the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the implementation of the disclosure scheme for domestic abuse Scotland, which was piloted in Aberdeen and Ayrshire.

Equally Safe - Reforming the Criminal law to Address Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences, 26/03/15 - 19/06/15 [S]
A Scottish Government consultation on proposals to create specific offences concerning domestic abuse and the non-consensual sharing of private, intimate images, the introduction of statutory jury directions in sexual offence cases, the extra-territorial effect of the law concerning sexual offences committed against children and the circumstances in which a court can grant a non-harassment order.

Parental imprisonment Debate, 26/02/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 26 February 2015 on Parental Imprisonment. The debate was opened by Mary Fee (Lab).

Rape Crisis Centre Funding Motion, 16/01/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 16 February 2015 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) onLanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre Funding Success.

Access to Asylum in Scotland Motion, 16/02/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 16 February 2015 by Ken Macintosh (Lab) on Restricted Access to Asylum in Scotland.

Domestic Abuse Written Answer, 19/01/15 [S]
Written answer given in response to Elaine Murray (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether its forthcoming measures to tackle domestic abuse will include (a) emotional, (b) financial and (c) coercive abuse and (d) parental alienation.

Domestic Abuse Oral Question, 07/01/15 [S]
During Portfolio Question Time on 7 January 2015 Claudia Beamish (Lab) asked the Scottish Government what it is doing to provide an appropriate legal process for resolving domestic abuse cases in the South Scotland parliamentary region.

Violence Against Women Motion, 3/12/14 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 3 December 2014 by Michael Matheson (SNP) on Violence Against Women

New crackdown on Domestic Abuse, 20/11/14 [S]
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has welcomed the imminent introduction of a landmark pilot scheme that allows women and men to access information on their new partnersí offending history.