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A Bill to make provision about the judiciary and the courts; to establish the Scottish Court Service; and for connected purposes.

Current status of Bill: The Bill received Royal Assent on 29 October 2008.

Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (asp 6)

Contents:

Introduction

This Executive Bill was introduced by Kenny MacAskill MSP on 30 January 2008.

SPICe briefing on Bill (as introduced):

SB 08-10 Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill (238KB pdf posted 27.02.2008)

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Stage 1

The lead committee for Stage 1 was the Justice Committee.

Lead committee: Justice Committee's Stage 1 consideration

The Bill was also considered by the following committees:

Finance Committee on 5 February 2008, 11 March 2008 and 15 April 2008.

Subordinate Legislation Committee on 26 February 2008 and 18 March 2008.

Lead committee Stage 1 report

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (14 May 2008): Official Report and Minutes

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 14 May 2008. 

 

After Stage 1

Subordinate Legislation Committee on 3 June 2008.

 

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Stage 2

The Bill was referred to the Justice Committee at Stage 2.

10 June 2008 (Consideration of amendments)

The Bill passed Stage 2 on 10 June 2008.

 

After Stage 2

Subordinate Legislation Committee on 9 September 2008 and 23 September 2008.

Subordinate Legislation Committee report on the Bill as amended at Stage 2

SPICe briefing on Bill (Parliamentary Consideration Prior to Stage 3):

SB 08-44 Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill: Parliamentary Consideration Prior to Stage 3 (132 KB pdf posted 09.09.08)

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 25 September 2008.

The deadline for Stage 3 amendments was 4.30 pm on Friday 19 September.

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 25 September 2008.

Bill (as passed) (241KB pdf first posted 26.09.2008)

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 29 October 2008.

Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (asp 6)

Passage of the Bill: summary