Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill

 

Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to pardon persons convicted of certain historical sexual offences and to provide a process for convictions for those offences to be disregarded.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP, on 6 November 2017.  Received Royal Assent on 11 July 2018.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Equalities and Human Rights 

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

16 November 2017

25 January 2018 (private)

1 February 2018 (evidence)

8 February 2018 (evidence)

22 February 2018 (private)

1 March 2018 (evidence)

Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 Report - 26 March 2018

Dates of consideration by other committee(s):

19 December 2017 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 - 20 December 2017

Stage 1 debate, 18 April 2018

Official Report and Minutes

Stage 3

Stage 3 proceedings, 6 June 2018

Official Report and Minutes 

Passage of the Bill:

Summary (139 KB)

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 11 July 2018. 

Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Act 2018 asp 14

 
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