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Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Act 2016

Parliamentary History

51.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 – 16 June 2015
Spice Briefing
Stage 1
Education and Culture Committee
6 October 2015 (evidence)
10 November 2015 (evidence)
Stage 1 Report
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
08 September (consideration)
Stage 1 Report
Finance Committee
16 September (evidence)
Stage 1 Report
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 debate – 14 January 2016 (cols 34 – 67)
Stage 2
Education and Culture Committee
9 February 2016
Bill as amended at Stage 2
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
8 March 2016
Spice Briefing – consideration prior to Stage 3
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 debate – 8 March 2016 (cols 32 – 147)
Bill as passed
Royal Assent
Royal Assent – 13 April 2016

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