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Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018

Parliamentary History

57.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 Act were published, and references to those reports and other papers.

Bill as introduced, 1 June 2017Bill as introduced
SPICe briefing on Bill as introduced, 24 August 2017SPICe Briefing
Stage 1
Finance and Constitutional Reform Committee
The Finance and Constitution Committee issued a call for evidence on the Financial Memorandum for the Bill and, after seven responses were received, agreed that it would give no further consideration to the Financial Memorandum.(18)
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (DPLRC)
12 September 2017DPLRC Official Report
3 October 2017DPLRC Official Report
8 November 2017DPLRC discussed in private
23 January 2018DPLRC Official Report
Justice Committee
21 December 2017Stage 1 Report
Consideration by Parliament
Stage 1 debate, 16 January 2018Stage 1 Debate Official Report
Stage 2
Justice Committee
27 February 2018Justice Committee Official Report
6 March 2018Justice Committee Official Report
Bill as amended at stage 2, 8 March 2018Bill as amended at Stage 2
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
17 April 2018DPLRC discussed in private
24 April 2018DPLRC discussed in private
Stage 3
Consideration by Parliament
Stage 3 amendments, 26 April 2018Stage 3 Amendments Official Report
Stage 3 Debate, 1 May 2018Stage 3 Debate Official Report
Bill as passed, 27 April 2018Bill as amended at Stage 3 and as passed
Royal Assent, 5 June 2018The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings (Scotland) Act 2018

The call for evidence and responses received can be viewed at  There are no minutes of any discussion.

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