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Senior Judiciary (Vacancies and Incapacity) (Scotland) Act 2006

Parliamentary History

19.The Bill for this Act was treated by the Scottish Parliament as an emergency bill and completed all its stages in the Scottish Parliament on 15 June 2006. The Bill was passed without amendment. The following table contains the references to the various stages in the Official Report.

Proceedings and ReportsReference
13 June 2006Bill as introduced (SP Bill 65)
Motion that Bill be treated as an Emergency Bill
15 June 2006Col 26619 - 26620
Stage 1
Stage 1 Debate, 15 June 2006Col 26621 - 26638
Stage 2
Committee of the Whole Parliament
15 June 2006Col 26689 - 26699
Stage 3
Stage 3 Debate, 15 June 2006Col 26700- 26707
Col 26722Decision Time
Royal Assent27 June 2006

20.During the Parliamentary proceedings reference was made to a Scottish Executive consultation paper Strengthening Judicial Independence in a Modern Scotland, published in February 2006.

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