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

 

Stage: 2

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.  The Bill completed Stage 1 on 18 April 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 2