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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Parliamentary History

285.The following table sets out, for each stage of the proceedings in the Scottish Parliament, the dates on which the proceedings at that stage took place, and reference to the Scottish Parliament 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 – 8 October 2015
Spice Briefing
Stage 1
Local Government and Regeneration Committee
4 November 2015 (evidence)
9 December 2015 (evidence)
6 January 2016 (evidence)
13 January 2016 (evidence)
Stage 1 Report
Health and Sport Committee
5 January 2016 (evidence)
12 January 2016 (evidence)
Stage 1 Report
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
3 November 2015
17 November 2015
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 11 February 2016 (cols. 85 – 111)
Stage 2
Health and Sport Committee
8 March 2016
Local Government and Regeneration Committee
9 March 2016
Bill as amended at Stage 2
Spice Briefing – consideration prior to Stage 3
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 debate – 22 March 2016 (cols. 4 – 55)
Bill as passed
Royal Assent – 28 April 2016

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