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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Parliamentary History of Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

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 proceedings at that Stage took place, the references to the Official Report of those proceedings and the dates on which Committee Reports were published and the references to those Reports.

Proceedings and ReportsReference
27 September 2001SP Bill 36 (Session 1)
Stage 1
(a) Justice 1 Committee
29th Meeting, 200130 October 2001, cols. 2730-2746
30th Meeting, 200113 November2001, cols. 2786-2804
31st Meeting, 200121 November 2001, cols. 2810-2859
32nd Meeting, 200127 November2001, cols. 2863-2916
33rd Meeting, 20015 December 2001, cols. 2925-2940 & cols. 2968-2976
1st Report 2002 (11 January 2002): Stage 1 Report on Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill SP Paper 488
(b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
33rd Meeting, 200127November2001, cols. 667-672
34th Meeting, 20014 December 2001, cols. 667-685
(c) Equal Opportunities Committee
19th Meeting, 200127 November 2001, col. 1311*
* item heard in private.
(d) Consideration by the Parliament
17 January 2002cols. 5453-5517
Stage 2
Justice 1 Committee
4th Meeting, 20015 February 2002, cols. 3148-3190
5th Meeting, 200112 February 2002, cols. 3191-3238
6th Meeting, 200126 February2002, cols. 3243-3292
8th Meeting, 20025 March 2002, cols. 3295-3354
Stage 3
(a) Subordinate Legislation Committee
11th Meeting, 200226 March 2002, cols. 846-847
(15 April 2002): Report on Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2SPPaper 568
(b) Consideration by the Parliament
24 April 2002cols. 11104-11222
Royal Assent – 28 May 2002

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