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Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018

Parliamentary History

99.The following table sets out, for each Stage of proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on the Bill for the 2018 Act, the dates of proceedings at that Stage took place, and the reference to the official report on those proceedings. It also shows the dates Committee reports and other papers relating to the 2018 Act were published, and references to those reports and other papers.

Proceedings and ReportsReferences
Bill as introduced – 17 March 2017
Stage 1
(a) – Justice Committee
9 May 2017
30 May 2017
6 June 2017
13 June 2017
20 June 2017
27 June 2017
Stage 1 report
(b) – Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
25 April 2017
Stage 1 report
(c) – Finance and Constitution Committee
31 May 2017
(d) – Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 debate, 28 September 2017
Stage 2
Justice Committee
31 October 2017
21 November 2017
12 December 2017
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 debate, 1 February 2018
Bill passed
Royal Assent
Royal Assent received 9 March 2018

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