A Bill to make provision for the consultation process that is to apply as respects various proposals made by education authorities for schools; to make special provision for rural schools; to provide for Ministerial call-in of closure proposals; and for connected purposes.
Current Status of the Bill
The Bill was introduced on 2 March 2009. The Bill passed Stage 3 on 19 November 2009.
Introduction of the Bill
This Executive Bill was introduced by Fiona Hyslop MSP on 2 March 2009.
Research Briefings on Bill
Lead committee: Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture
Subordinate Legislation Committee:
The Stage 1 debate was held on 2 September 2009.
The Bill passed Stage 1 on 2 September 2009.
Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (2 September 2009):
The deadline for completion of Stage 1 was extended to 4 September 2009 (the previous deadline was 26 June 2009).
The Bill was referred to the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee at Stage 2.
30 September 2009 (Consideration of amendments)
The Bill passed Stage 2 on 30 September 2009.
The deadline for consideration of Stage 2 was 30 October 2009.
The Stage 3 debate was held on 19 November 2009.
Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (19 November 2009):
The Bill passed Stage 3 on 19 November 2009.
The following volume, published on 4 September 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:
The Bill received Royal Assent on 5 January 2010.
Passage of the Bill: