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Lowering Of The Age Of Homosexual Consent In Scotland

EDM number 287 in 1991-92, proposed by Bill Walker on 27/11/1991.

That this House notes with concern the intention of the Lord Advocate to instruct procurators fiscal generally not to prosecute men involved in homosexual activity with young males aged between 16 and 21 years; notes that this is an arbitrary lowering of the homosexual age of consent in Scotland which has not been debated by Parliament; considers that such a policy will put adolescent males and females at risk; and calls on the Secretary of State for Scotland to request the Lord Advocate to enforce the law.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Bill Walker27/11/1991North TaysideProposed
Nicholas Fairbairn27/11/1991Perth and KinrossSigned
Marcus Fox27/11/1991ShipleySigned
Teddy Taylor27/11/1991Southend EastSigned
Ann Winterton27/11/1991CongletonSigned
Willie Ross28/11/1991East LondonderrySigned
Martin Smyth28/11/1991Belfast SouthSigned
George Gardiner28/11/1991ReigateSigned
Nicholas Winterton28/11/1991MacclesfieldSigned
William Powell02/12/1991CorbySigned
Peter Viggers03/12/1991GosportSigned
Harry Greenway04/12/1991Ealing NorthSigned
Roy Beggs04/12/1991East AntrimSigned

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