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Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

Parliamentary History

92.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 -
Spice briefing
Stage 1
Delegated Powers  and Law Reform Committee
8 September 2015 (evidence)
15 September 2015 (evidence)
22 September 2015 (evidence)
29 September 2015 (evidence)
10 November 2015 (delegated powers)
Stage 1 Report
Finance Committee
24 June 2015
Consideration by the Parliament
 Stage 1 Debate 11 November 2015 (cols. 18-36)
Stage 2
Delegated Powers  and Law Reform Committee
8 December 2015
Bill as amended at Stage 2
Spice Briefing  - prior to Stage 3
Stage 3
Delegated Powers  and Law Reform Committee
26 January 2016 (evidence)
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 – 28 January 2016
Amendments cols. 37-43
Debate cols. 44-62
Bill as passed
Royal Assent - 3 March 2016

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