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Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007

Parliamentary History

408.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, the dates on which Committee Reports and other papers relating to the Act were published, and references to those Reports and other papers.

Proceedings and ReportsReference
Pre-Legislative Discussion
Education Committee
5th Meeting, 1 March 2006Col 3097
6th Meeting, 8 March 2006Col 3103
7th Meeting, 22 March 2006Col 3107
8th Meeting, 29 March 2006Col 3115
27 March 2006Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill as introduced (SP Bill 61B)
Preliminary Discussion
Finance Committee
11th Meeting, 18 April 2006Col 3521
Education Committee
9th Meeting, 19 April 2006Item in private
Stage 1
Education Committee
11th Meeting, 10 May 2006Col 3191
12th Meeting, 17 May 2006Col 3234
13th Meeting, 24 May 2006Col 3277
14th Meeting, 31 May 2006Col 3320
15th Meeting, 7 June 2006Col 3353
16th Meeting, 21 June 2006Item in private
17th Meeting, 28 June 2006Item in private
8th report, 2006 (SP paper 612)Stage 1 report on the Bill
Finance Committee
13th Meeting, 9 May 2006Col 3548
Subordinate Legislation Committee
14th Meeting, 2 May 2006Col 1748
16th Meeting, 16 May 2006Col 1799
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate, 13 September 2006Col 27403-27453
Pre-Stage 2
Education Committee
19th Meeting, 27 September 2006Col 3490
Stage 2
Education Committee
20th Meeting, 4 October 2006Col 3496
22nd Meeting, 1 November 2006Col 3557
23rd Meeting, 8 November 2006Col 3620
After Stage 2
Subordinate Legislation Committee
33rd Meeting, 28 November 2006Col 2173
46th report,  2006 (SP 693)Report on the Bill as amended at Stage 2
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 Debate, 7 December 2006Col 30095-30155 Morning Debate
Col 30192-30250 Afternoon Debate
Col 30251-30253 Decision Time
Bill Passed 7 December 2006Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill as passed
Royal Assent15 January 2007

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