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Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Act 2019

Parliamentary History

55.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.

Proceeding and ReportsReferences
Bill as introduced –  13 June 2018SP Bill 34 - Session 5, 2018
Stage 1
(a) Justice Committee
20th Meeting 2018, 26 June 2018In Private
27th Meeting 2018, 30 October 2018In Private
30th Meeting 2018, 20 November 2018Official Report Col 1-21
32nd Meeting 2018, 4 December 2018Official Report Col 2-52
33rd Meeting 2018, 18 December 2018Official Report Col 2-20
1st Meeting 2019, 8 January 2019Official Report Col 2-24
3rd Meeting 2019, 22 January 2019In Private
1st Report, 2019 (Session 5) Stage 1 Report on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill – 24 January 2019Report
(b) Delegated Powers and Law Reform
26th Meeting 2018, 11 September 2018In private
28th Meeting 2018, 25 September 2018In private
29th Meeting 2018, 2 October 2018In private
43rd Report, 2018 (Session 5) Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 – 20 October 2018Report
(c) Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 1 Debate – 5 February 2019Official Report Col 22-67
Stage 2
Justice Committee
9th Meeting, 2019, 12 March 2019Official Report Col 1 -28
Bill as amended at Stage 2SP Bill 34A - Session 5, 2019
Stage 3
Consideration by the Parliament
Stage 3 Debate – 9 May 2019Official Report Col 82-108
Bill as passed – 9 May 2019SP Bill 34B - Session 5, 2019
Royal Assent
13 June 2019

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