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Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015

Parliamentary History

64.The following table sets out, for each stage of the proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for the 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 to the Act were published, and references to those reports and papers.

Proceedings and reportsReference
Bill as introduced – 10 June 2014Session 4, SP Bill 51
Spice BriefingSb, 14-55
Stage 1
(a) Welfare Reform Committee
30 September 2014 (evidence)Column 3
7 October 2014 (evidence)Column 1
28 October 2014 (evidence)Column 2
4 November 2014 (evidence)Column 2
7th Report, Session 4 (2014) Stage 1 report on the Welfare Funds (Scotland) BillReport
(b) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
24 June 2014Column 1557
5 August 2014Minute of Meeting
7 October 2014Minute of Meeting
24 February 2015Column 8
(c) Finance Committee
25 June 2014Minute of Meeting
1 October  2014 (evidence)Column 38
(d) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 16 December 2014Columns 10-61, 65
Stage 2
(a) Welfare Reform Committee
27 January 2015Column 2
Spice BriefingSb, 15-11
Bill as amended at Stage 2Session 4, SP Bill 51 (as amended)
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 debate – 3 March 2015Columns 14-77
Bill as passedSession 4 SP Bill 51 (as passed)
Royal Assent – 8 April 2015Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015 asp 5

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