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Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2002

Parliamentary History of Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (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
28 June 2001SP Bill 31 (Session 1)
Stage 1
(a) Justice 2 Committee
20th Meeting, 20015 September 2001, cols 326-352
23rd Meeting, 200119 September 2001, cols 400-410
24th Meeting, 200126 September 2001, cols 413-448
26th Meeting, 20013 October 2001, cols 460-504
27th Meeting, 200124 October 2001, cols 512-544
13th Report 2001 (14 November 2001): Stage 1 Report on the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) BillSP Paper 446
(b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
24th Meeting, 200111 September 2001, cols 560-561
(c) Consideration by the Parliament
21 November 2001Cols 3983-4031
Stage 2
Justice 2 Committee
35th Meeting, 200112 December 2001, cols 726-753
36th Meeting, 200118 December 2001, cols 765-787
Stage 3
(a) Justice 2 Committee
7th Meeting, 200227 February 2002, cols 1056-1073
(b) Consideration by the ParliamentCols 9904-9947 and
6 March 2002Col 9954
Royal Assent – 11 April 2002

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