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Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003

Parliamentary History of the Bill for This Act

50.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
6 September 2002SP Bill 61 (Session 1)
Stage 1
(a) Education, Culture and Sport Committee
24th Meeting, 200224 September 2002, cols 3702-3736
25th Meeting, 20021 October 2002, cols 3737-3772
26th Meeting, 20028 October 2002, cols 3774-3800
15th Report 2002 (15 November 2002) Stage 1 Report on the Protection of Children (Scotland) BillSP Paper 689
(b) Consideration by the Parliament
20 November 2002cols 15493-15541
Stage 2
Education, Culture and Sport Committee
31st Meeting, 20023 December 2002, cols 3892-3919
32nd Meeting, 200210 December 2002, cols 3313-3318
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
12 February 2003cols 18081-18102
Royal Assent
19 March 2003

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