19.The Bill for this Act was treated by the Scottish Parliament as an emergency bill and completed all its stages in the Scottish Parliament on 15 June 2006. The Bill was passed without amendment. The following table contains the references to the various stages in the Official Report.
|Proceedings and Reports||Reference|
|13 June 2006||Bill as introduced (SP Bill 65)|
|Motion that Bill be treated as an Emergency Bill|
|15 June 2006||Col 26619 - 26620|
|Stage 1 Debate, 15 June 2006||Col 26621 - 26638|
|Committee of the Whole Parliament|
|15 June 2006||Col 26689 - 26699|
|Stage 3 Debate, 15 June 2006||Col 26700- 26707|
|Col 26722Decision Time|
|Royal Assent||27 June 2006|
20.During the Parliamentary proceedings reference was made to a Scottish Executive consultation paper Strengthening Judicial Independence in a Modern Scotland, published in February 2006.