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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Parliamentary History

84.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 – 7 May 2015Bill (As Introduced) (592KB pdf posted 8 May 2015)
Spice Briefing
Stage 1 Justice Committee
1 September 2015 (evidence)
15 September 2015 (evidence)
22 September 2015 (evidence)
6 October (evidence)
3 November 2015 (evidence)
Stage 1 Report
Finance Committee
9 September 2015
1 October 2015
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
1 September 2015
30 September 2015
3 November 2015
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 19 November 2015 (cols.35 -92)
Stage 2 Justice Committee
19 January 2016
26 January 2016
Bill as amended at Stage 2
Spice Briefing consideration prior to Stage 3
Stage 3 Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 Debate 11 February 2016 (cols.)
Bill as passed 11 February 2016
Royal Assent 21 March 2016

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