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Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019

Parliamentary History

15.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 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.

Draft proposal – lodged 11 May 2017Proposed Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill
Final proposal – lodged 24 October 2017
Bill as introduced – 6 September 2018SP Bill 38, Session 5 (2018)
SPICe briefing on Bill as introduced – published 20 February 2019SPICe briefing SB 19-10
(a) Lead committee - Equalities and Human Rights Committee
Stage 1 report – published 16 May 20191st Report, 2019 (Session 5)
(b) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
Report46th Report, 2018 (Session 5)
(c) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 debate – 28 May 2019Cols 8 – 68
Equalities and Human Rights Committee
Stage 2 evidence – 6 June 2019Cols 2 – 18
Stage 2 proceedings – 20 June 2019Cols 2 – 41
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 proceedings – 3 October 2019Cols 74 - 126
7 November 2019Children (Equal Protection from Assault)(Scotland) Act 2019 (asp 16)

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