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Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014

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149.The table below 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 reference to the Official Report of those proceedings, and the dates on which Committee reports and other papers relating to the Bill were published.

Proceedings and ReportsReference
6 February 2013Bill as Introduced
Stage 1
(a) Justice Committee-
5th Meeting,  19 February 2013Private session
8th Meeting, 12 March 2013Col 2519
9th Meeting, 19 March 2013Col 2552
11th Meeting, 16 April 2013Col 2585
12th Meeting, 23 April 2013Col 2638
13th Meeting, 30 April 2013Col 2682
15th Meeting, 14 May 2013Col 2754
17th Meeting, 28 May 2013Private session
Justice Committee Stage 1 Report, 3 June 2013
(b) Health and Sport Committee-
10th Meeting, 26 March 2013Col 3550
11th Meeting, 16 April 2013Col 3587
12th Meeting, 23 April 2013Col 3636
13th Meeting, 30 April 2013Col 3678
15th Meeting, 14 May 2013Private session
16th Meeting, 21 May 2013Private session
Health and Sport Committee, Report to the Justice Committee, 27 May 2013
(c) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (Formerly Subordinate Legislation Committee)-
7th Meeting, 26 February 2013Col 785
10th Meeting, 19 March 2013Private session
19th Meeting, 11 June 2013Col 988
(d) Finance Committee-
7th Meeting, 27 February 2013Private session
(e) Consideration  by the Parliament-
Stage 1 Debate, 19 June 2013Col 21316
Stage 2
(a) Justice Committee-
31st Meeting, 12 November 2013Col  3593
32nd Meeting, 19 November 2013Col 3643
(b) Health and Sport Committee-
31st Meeting, 5 November 2013Col 4527
(c) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee-
31st Meeting, 3 December 2013Col 1172
Bill as amended at Stage 2
Stage 3
Consideration by Parliament-
Stage 3 Debate, 12 December 2013Col 25698
Bill as Passed
Royal Assent, 17 January 2014

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