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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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318.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.

Proceedings and ReportsReferences
Bill as Introduced – 20 June 2013SP Bill 35(2013)
Stage 1
(a) Justice Committee
1st Meeting, 25 June 2013Official Report
2nd Meeting, 24 September 2013 (evidence)Official Report
3rd Meeting, 1 October 2013 (evidence)Official Report
4th Meeting, 8 October 2013 (evidence)Official Report
5th Meeting, 29 October 2013 (evidence)Official Report
6th Meeting, 19 November 2013 (evidence)Official Report
7th Meeting, 20 November 2013 (evidence)Official Report
8th Meeting, 26 November 2013 (evidence)Official Report
9th Meeting, 3 December 2013 (evidence)Official Report
10th Meeting, 10 December 2013 (evidence)Official Report
11th Meeting, 17 December 2013 (evidence)Official Report
12th Meeting, 7 January 2014 (evidence)Official Report
13th Meeting, 14 January 2014Official Report
14th Meeting, 21 January 2014OfficialReport
15th Meeting, 28 January 2014Official Report
16th Meeting, 4 February 2014?Official Report
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
24 September 2013Official Report
29 October 2013Official Report
Finance Committee
20 November 2013 (evidence)Official Report
Consideration by Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 27 February 2014Official Report
Stage 2
Justice Committee Debate – 1st Meeting, 8 September 2015Official Report
Justice Committee Debate – 2nd Meeting, 22 September 2015Official Report
Justice Committee Debate – 3rd Meeting, 29 September 2015Official Report
Justice Committee Debate – 4th Meeting, 6 October 2015Official Report
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 Debate – 8 December 2015Official Report
Bill as Passed – 9 December 2015OfficialReport
Royal Assent
13 January 2016As Enacted

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