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Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013

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68.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, and the references to the official report of those proceedings. It also shows 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 ReportsReferences
Bill as introduced – 11 March 2013SP Bill 24 – Session 4, 2013
Stage 1
(a) Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee
6th Meeting 2013, 14 March 2013Col 225-256
7th Meeting 2013, 21 March 2013Col 263-294
8th Meeting 2013, 28 March 2013Col 301-324
9th Meeting 2013, 18 April 2013In private
10th Meeting 2013, 25 April 2013In private
11th Meeting 2013, 2 May 2013In private
1st Report, 2013 (Session 4): stage 1 Report on the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) BillReport
(b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
10th Meeting 2013, 19 March 2013Col 846
12th Meeting 2013, 16 April 2013In private
(c) Finance Committee
10th Meeting 2013, 20 March 2013Col 2450-2460
(d) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 14 May 2013Col 19704-19759
Stage 2
Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee
16th Meeting 2013, 6 June 2013Col 517-544
Bill as amended at Stage 2SP Bill 24A – Session 4, 2013
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 Debate – 27 June 2013Col 21795-21838
Bill as passed – 27 June 2013SP Bill 24B – Session 4, 2013
Royal Assent
7 August 2013Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Act 2013 (asp 13)

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