Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill


Stage: 1

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to remove the limitation period for actions of damages in respect of personal injuries resulting from childhood abuse.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 16 November 2016. The Bill is currently at Stage 1.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice 

Dates of consideration by lead Committee:

29 November 2016 (in private)

24 January 2017

28 February 2017 (evidence)

14 March 2017 (evidence)

21 March 2017 (private)

18 April 2017 (private)

Stage 1 Report on the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill - 20 April 2017

Dates of consideration by other committee(s)

13 December 2016 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on the delegated powers provisions contained in the Bill, published on 18 January 2017:

3rd Report 2017, (Session 5): Limitation (Childhood Abuse (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 (1.90MB pdf)

Stage 1 debate, 27 April 2017