The Scottish Government gave their initial response on 6 June 2018 to the report.
Background to Report and published project papers
We developed and decided on policy for the Report in light of responses to the Discussion Paper on Defamation. Please see also the collated responses. We recently consulted on a working draft of a Defamation and Malicious Publications (Scotland) Bill based on our policy intentions (consultation closed 31 August 2017). The papers relating to that consultation are the following: