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National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2004

Parliamentary History

55.The following table sets out, for each Stage of the proceedings of the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for this Act, the dates on which proceedings for 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
26 June 2003SP Bill 6 (Session 2)
Stage 1
Health and Community Care Committee
15th Meeting 20032 December 2003, cols 357-382
16th Meeting 20039 December 2003, cols 406-452
17th Meeting 200316 December 2003, cols 455-489
1st Meeting 20046 January 2004, cols 497-552
3rd Report 2004 (6th February 2004):
Stage 1 Report on the NHS Reform (Scotland) BillSP Paper 90
Finance Committee
8th Meeting 200330 September 2003, cols 287-301
9th Meeting 20037 October 2003, cols 321-343
Subordinate Legislation Committee
10th Meeting 200328 October 2003, cols 170-177
11th Meeting 20034 November 2003, cols 183-187
Consideration by Parliament
3 March 2004Cols  6184-6239 and 6243-6247
Stage 2
Health and Community Care Committee
9th Meeting 200423 March 2004, cols 650-703
Bill (as amended at Stage 2)SP Bill 6A (Session 2)
Stage 3
Subordinate Legislation Committee
14th Meeting, 200427 April 2004, cols 415-417
15th Meeting, 20044 May 2004, cols 423-424
19th Report 2004 (6th May 2004):
Report on the NHS Reform (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.SP Paper 151
Consideration by Parliament
6 May 2004Cols 8116-8175 and 8259-8263
Royal Assent
11th June 2004

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