Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill (Ex) (E)


Outcome: E

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

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 29 October 2008.

Stage 1

The lead committee for Stage 1 was the Justice Committee.

Lead committee: Justice Committee

Lead committee Stage 1 report (1.48MB pdf)

The Bill was also considered by the following committees:

Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (14 May 2008):

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 14 May 2008. 

After Stage 1

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Stage 3

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

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 25 Septem ber 2008.

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

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (25 September 2008):

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 25 September 2008.

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 29 October 2008.

The following volume, published on 25 April 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

Passage of the Bill: