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A Bill to make provision about the publication, interpretation and operation of Acts of the Scottish Parliament and instruments made under them; to make provision about the scrutiny of subordinate legislation by the Scottish Parliament; to confer power to make modifications of enactments in connection with the consolidation of the law; to make provision (including provision for the purposes of section 94(2)(b) of the Scotland Act 1998) about orders subject to special parliamentary procedure; to make provision about the laying of certain documents before the Scottish Parliament; and for connected purposes.

Current status of Bill: The Bill received Royal Assent on 3 June 2010.

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Contents

Introduction

This Executive Bill was introduced by Alex Salmond MSP on 15 June 2009.

SPICe briefing on Bill (as introduced):

SB 09-60 Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill (475 KB pdf posted 07.09.2009))

Stage 1

The lead committee for Stage 1 is the Subordinate Legislation Committee.  

Lead committee: Subordinate Legislation Committee

The Bill is also being considered by the following committee:

Secondary committee: Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee on 23 June 2009, 8 September 2009, 29 September 2009, 27 October 2009 and 17 November 2009.

Secondary committee report at Stage 1

The deadline for completion of Stage 1 was 16 January 2010.

The Stage 1 debate took place on 13 January 2010.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (13 January 2010): Official Report and Minutes

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 13 January 2010.

The deadline for Stage 1 was 16 January 2010.

Stage 2

The Bill was referred to the Subordinate Legislation Committee at Stage 2.

The deadline for completion of Stage 2 was 26 March 2010.

The Bill passed at Stage 2

Stage 3

The debate was held on 28 April 2010.

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 28 April 2010.

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 3 June 2010.

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Passage of the Bill: summary