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Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004

Parliamentary History

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, the references to the Official Report of those proceedings and the dates on which Committee Reports and other papers relating to the Bill were published and references to those Reports and other papers.

Proceedings and ReportsReference
23 June 2003SP Bill 05 (Session 2)
Stage 1
(a) Justice 2 Committee
4th meeting 2003 (Session 2)2 September 2003, col 21-64 & Minutes
5th meeting 2003 (Session 2)16 September 2003, col 65-97 & Minutes
7th meeting 2003 (Session 2)23 September2003, col 103-156 & Minutes
8th meeting 2003 (Session 2)30 September 2003, col 169-197 & Minutes
13 November 4th Report 2003 (Session 2): Stage 1 Report on Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) BillSP Paper 44 Session 2 (2003)
(b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
5th meeting 2003 (Session 2)9 September 2003, col 71-77 & Minutes
6th meeting 2003 (Session 2)16 September 2003, col 101-103 & Minutes
(c) Finance Committee
5th meeting 2003 (Session 2)9 September 2003, col 166-182 & Minutes
6th meeting 2003 (Session 2)16 September 2003, col 217-228 & Minutes
(d) Consideration by Parliament
19 November 2003Col 3349-3393 & Minutes
Stage 2
Justice 2 Committee
16th meeting 3003 (Session 2)2 December 2003, col 266-302 & Minutes
Bill (as amended at Stage 2)SP Bill 05A (Session 2)
Stage 3
Consideration by Parliament
4 March 2004Col 6272-6325, col 6357-6363, col 6396 & Minutes
Royal Assent – 14 April 2004

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