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Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013

Parliamentary History

21.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
The Bill as introduced - 30 May 2012SP Bill 14 – Session 4 (2012)
Stage 1
(a) Finance Committee
21st meeting, 5 September 2012column1469 - 1480
22nd meeting, 12 September 2012column 1496 - 1536
6th Report, 2012 (Session 4) – Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill – 2 November 2012Report
(b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
19th meeting, 4 September 2012column 519
40th Report, 2012 (Session 4) – Freedom of Information (Amendment) Scotland) Bill – 5 September 2012Report
(c) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate - 15 November 2012column 13546 - 13590
Stage 2
(a) Finance Committee
32nd  meeting, 5 December 2012column 1934- 1958
Bill as amendedSP Bill 14A – Session 4 (2012)
(b) Subordinate Legislation Committee
1st meeting, 8 January 2013column 702
3rd Report, 2013 (Session 4) – Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill – 8 January 2013Report
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 Debate – 16 January 2013column 15522 - 15583
Bill as PassedSP Bill 14B - Session 4 (2013)
Royal Assent
19 February 2013Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013

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