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Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005

Parliamentary History

78.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
27 September 2004Bill as introduced (SP Bill 23)
Stage 1
a) Education Committee
23rd Meeting, 17 November 2004cols 1722-1773
24th Meeting, 29 November 2004cols 1777-1846
25th Meeting, 1 December 2004cols 1847-1890
26th Meeting, 8 December 2004cols 1891-1917
27th Meeting, 15 December 2004cols 1943-1996
28th Meeting, 22 December 2004cols 2033-2040
1st Meeting, 12 January 2005cols 2041-2076
2nd Meeting, 19 January 2005cols 2099-2134
b) Finance Committee
28th Meeting, 9 November 2004cols 1854-1870
29th Meeting, 15 November 2004col 1891
30th Meeting, 23 November 2004col 1970
31st Meeting, 30 November 2004cols 2035-2036
Report to ED Committee, 8 December 2004Report on Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill
c) Subordinate Legislation Committee
29th Meeting, 2 November 2004cols 611-615
30th Meeting, 9 November 2004col 646
Report to ED Committee included in ED Committee Stage 1 ReportStage 1 Report on the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill (SP PAPER 274)
d) Consideration by Parliament
Stage 1 debate, 2 February 20052 February 2005 cols 14095-14142 and col 14168
Stage 2
a) Education Committee
6th Meeting, 2 March 2005cols 2231-2270
b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
12th Meeting, 19 April 2005cols 985-986
14th Report, 20 April 2005Report on the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 debate, 21 April 200521 April 2005, cols 16317-16368 and col 16372
Bill passed, 21 February 2005Bill as passed (SP Bill 25A)
Royal Assent
1 June 2005Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005

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