PE01599: Adult Consensual Incest (ACI)

People Communities

Petitioner: Richard Morris


Date Lodged: 20 January 2016

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the law against incest so that it is not applicable in the cases where participants are both consenting adults over the age of 21.  In addition, for those who have been convicted in such circumstances to have both the custodial and non-custodial elements of their sentences reviewed with a view to being quashed in light of any change to the law.

Petition History:


26 January 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that a majority of consultees on the Scottish Law Commission’s 2007 report favoured retaining the offence and the current definition. Link to Official Report 26 January 2016

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