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Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013

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301.The following table sets out, for each Stage of the proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for this Act, the dates on which the proceedings at that Stage took place, and the references to the official report of those proceedings. It also shows the dates on which Committee Reports and other papers relating to the Act were published, and references to those reports and other papers.

Proceedings and ReportsReferences
Introduction
Bill as introduced – 21 March 2013SP Bill 25 – Session 4, 2013
Stage 1
(a) Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee
8th Meeting 2013, 28 March 2013Col 301 - 324
11th Meeting 2013, 2 May 2013In private
12th Meeting 2013, 9 May 2013Col 339 - 372
13th Meeting 2013, 16 May 2013Col 379 – 414
14th Meeting 2013, 23 May 2013Col 421 – 458
15th Meeting 2013, 30 May 2013Col 465 – 510
17th Meeting 2013, 13 June 2013Col 551 – 578
18th Meeting 2013, 20 June 2013In private
19th Meeting 2013, 27 June 2013In private
20th Meeting 2013, 15 August 2013In private
2nd Report, 2013 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Scottish Independence Referendum BillReport
(b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
12th Meeting 2013, 16 April 2013Col 868
15th Meeting 2013, 14 May 2013In private
(c) Finance Committee
16th Meeting 2013, 29 May 2013Col 2682 – 2695
(d) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (formerly Subordinate Legislation Committee)
22nd Meeting 2013, 3 September 2013Col 1036
(e) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 12 September 2013Col 22403 - 22457
Stage 2
Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee
21st Meeting 2013, 3 October 2013Col 585 – 620
22nd Meeting 2013, 10 October 2013Col 627 – 642
Bill as amended at Stage 2SP Bill 25A – Session 4, 2013
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 Debate – 14 November 2013Col 24488 - 24556
Bill as passed – 14 November 2013SP Bill 25B – Session 4, 2013
Royal Assent
17 December 2013Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 (asp 14)

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