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Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018

Parliamentary History

61.The following is a list of the proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for the Act and significant documents connected to the Bill published by the Parliament during the Bill’s parliamentary passage.

Proceedings and reportsReferences
Bill as introduced (09 February 2018)SP Bill 26 (Session 5 (2018))
Policy Memorandum (09 February 2018)SP Bill 26-PM (Session 5 (2018))
Explanatory Notes (09 February 2018)SP Bill 26-EN (Session 5 (2018))
Financial Memorandum (09 February 2018)SP Bill 26-FM (Session 5 (2018))
Statements on Legislative Competence (09 February 2018)SP Bill 26-LC (Session 5 (2018))
Delegated Powers Memorandum (09 February 2018)SP Bill 26-DPM (Session 5 (2018))
SPICe briefing (15 March 2018)Sb 18-22
Stage 1
Delegated Powers and Law Reform (lead committee)
Consideration in private (27 February 2018)Minutes of proceedings (DPLR/S5/18/6/M)
Consideration in private (06 March 2018)Minutes of proceedings (DPLR/S5/18/7/M)
Evidence session (20 March 2018)Official Report (cols. 2 to 15)
Evidence session (27 March 2018)Official Report (cols. 2 to 32)
Evidence session (17 April 2018)Official Report (cols. 2 to 20)
Evidence session (24 April 2018)Official Report (cols. 3 to 18)
Evidence session (01 May 2018)Official Report (cols. 2 to 24)
Consideration in private (08 May 2018)Minutes of proceedings (DPLR/S5/18/16/M)
Consideration in private (05 June 2018)Minutes of proceedings (DPLR/S5/18/20/M)
Consideration in private (12 June 2018)Minutes of proceedings (DPLR/S5/18/21/M)
Stage 1 Report (14 June 2018)32nd Report, 2018 (Session 5) (SP Paper 354)
Whole Parliament
Stage 1 debate (27 June 2018)Official Report (cols. 45 to 69)
Stage 2
Consideration in private (11 September 2018)Minutes of proceedings (DPLR/S5/18/26/M)
Consideration of amendments (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, 25 September 2018)Official Report ( cols. 2 to 14)
Bill as amended at Stage 2 (26 September 2018)SP Bill 26A (Session 5 (2018))
Revised Explanatory Notes (04 October 2018)SP Bill 26A-EN (Session 5 (2018))
Stage 3
Stage 3 debate (08 November 2018)Official Report (cols. 68 to 98)
After Passing
Royal Assent (18 December 2018)Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 (asp 15)

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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