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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014

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307.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 – 27 June 2012SP Bill 36 - Session 4 (2013)
Stage 1
(a) Equal Opportunities Committee
21st meeting 2013.     5 September 2013Cols 1380 - 1433
22nd meeting 2013.  12 September 2013Cols 1441 - 1486
23rd meeting 2013.   19 September 2013Cols 1493- 1525
24th meeting 2013.   26 September 2013Cols 1533- 1570
25th meeting 2013.   3 October 2013Cols 1577 - 1608
27th meeting 2013.   31 October 2013In private
28th meeting 2013.   7 November 2013In private
Stage 1 report.   8 November 2013.Stage one report
(b) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
22nd meeting 2013.   3 September 2013In private
23rd meeting 2013.  10 September 2013Cols 1043 - 1053
26th meeting 2013.   1 October 2013In private
(c) Consideration by the Parliament.
Stage 1 debate.   20 November 2013.Cols 24630- 24694
Stage 2
(a) Equal Opportunities Committee
32nd meeting 2013.    19 December 2013Cols 1698 - 1740
1st meeting 2014.       16 January 2014Cols 1748 - 1768
(b) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
30th meeting 2013.    26 November 2013Col 1158
Stage 3
(a) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
4th meeting.  28 January 2014Cols 1267 - 1269
5th meeting.  4 February 2014Col 1292
(b) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 amendments and debate.  4 February 2014.Cols27289-27388
Bill as passedSP Bill 36B - Session 4 (2014)
Royal Assent
12 March 2014Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 (asp 5)

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