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Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016

Parliamentary History

19.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. It also shows the dates on which Committee reports and other papers relating to the Bill were published, and gives references to those reports and other papers.

Bill as introduced – 3 March 2015SP Bill 60 – Session 4 (2015)
SPICe briefing on Bill (as introduced) – published 4 June 2015SPICe briefing SB 15/29
(a) Lead committee – Justice Committee
Stage 1 report – published     11 September  201515th Report, 2015 (Session 4)
(b) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
14th meeting, 28 April 2015Col 14
Stage 1 Report – published 28 April 201526th Report, 2015 (Session 4)
Consideration by the Parliament Stage 1 debate – 27 October 2015Cols 33 - 58
(c) STAGE 2
Consideration of amendments by Justice Committee – 8 December 2015Cols 2 - 13
Bill (as amended at Stage 2) – published 9 December 2015SP Bill 60A – Session 4 (2015)
Consideration of the Bill (as amended at Stage 2) by Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee  - 12 January 2016Col 10
Report published 12 January 20165th Report 2016 (Session 4)
SPICe briefing on Bill (Stage 3) – published 18 January 2016SPICe briefing SB 16/04
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 proceedings – 19 January 2016Cols 12 - 35
23 February 2016Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 (asp 5)

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