Poll: Should smacking children be banned in Scotland?

Parents in Scotland could face imprisonment if they smack their children under new laws which are expected to be unveiled in the Scottish Parliament today.

Stock shot of adult smacking child. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

The Scottish Government has already confirmed it will back the bill and it was confirmed yesterday that SNP MSPs will not have a “free vote” on the issue and will be told by party whips to back the bill. Labour also said yesterday its MSPs will support the measures, meaning the legislation is certain to pass at Holyrood in the next year.

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