Damages (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make further provision as regards rights to damages in respect of personal injuries and death; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 April 2011.

Introduction of the Bill

This Member's Bill was introduced by Bill Butler MSP on 1 June 2010.

The deadline for Stage 1 is 17 December 2010.

Research Briefings on Bill

Stage 1

The lead committee for Stage 1 is the Justice Committee.

Lead committee: Justice

Other committees:

Finance Committee on 7 September 2010 and 21 September 2010.

Subordinate Legislation Committee on 26 October 2010 and 9 November 2010

The Stage 1 debate took place on 15 December 2010: Official Report and Minutes.

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 15 December 2010.

The deadline for Stage 1 was 17 December 2010.

Stage 2

The Bill was referred to the Justice Committee at Stage 2.

1 February 2011 (Consideration of amendments, Day 1)

Stage 2 was completed on 1 February 2011.

The deadline for completion of Stage 2 was 4 February 2011.

After Stage 2

The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers provisions in this Bill after Stage 2.

Subordinate Legislation Committee on 22 February 2011.

Subordinate Legislation Committee 13th Report 2011: Damages (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2

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

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 3 March 2011.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (3 March 2011): Official Report and Minutes

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 3 March 2011.

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 April 2011.

Passage of the Bill:

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