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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016

Parliamentary History

136.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 of that Stage took place and the references to the official report of those proceedings. The table also sets out the relevant publications for each Stage of the Bill for this Act.

Proceedings and ReportsReferences
9th March 2015 – Bill as introduced

SP Bill 61 Session 4 (2015)

Carers (Scotland) Bill as introduced

9th March 2015 – Research briefings on Bill

SB 15-24 Session 4 (2015)

SPICe Briefing Carers (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1
(a) Lead Committee – Health and Sport Committee
10th Meeting, 24th March 2015

Col 1

Official Report 24th March 2015

14th Meeting, 5th May 2015

Cols 9 to 36

Official Report 5th May 2015

15th Meeting, 12th May 2015 (evidence)

Cols 4 to 35

Official Report 12th May 2015

18th Meeting, 2nd June 2015

Cols 27 to 33

Official Report 2nd June 2015

21st Meeting, 23rd June 2015 (evidence)

Cols 4 to 28

Official Report 23rd June 2015

24th Meeting, 15th September 2015 (in private)
(b) Consideration by other Committees
10th Meeting, 18th March 2015 (Finance) (in private)
14th Meeting, 28th April 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform) (in private)
14th Meeting, 13th May 2015 (Finance)

Cols 46 to 70

Official Report 13th May 2015

17th Meeting, 3rd June 2015 (Finance)

Cols 43 to 60

Official Report 3rd June 2015

18th Meeting, 17th June 2015 (Finance) (in private)
24th Meeting, 30th September 2015 (Finance)

Cols 36 to 44

Official Report 30th September 2015

25th Meeting, 7th October 2015 (Finance (in private)
Stage 2
1st December 2015 – Bill as amended

SP Bill 61A Session 4 (2015)

Carers (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

(a) Lead Committee – Health and Sport Committee
33rd Meeting, 1st December 2015

Cols 2 to 14

Official Report 1st December 2015

Stage 3
(a) Meeting of the Parliament

Cols 35 to 105

Official Report 4th February 2016

4th February 2016 – Bill (as passed)

SP Bill 61B Session 4 (2016)

Carers (Scotland) Bill as passed

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016
9th March 2016 – Act (Royal Assent)Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (asp 9)

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