Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for the assessment of the environmental effects of certain plans and programmes, including plans and programmes to which Directive 2001/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relates; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 38)

Current Status of the Bill

This Bill recieved Royal Assent on 14 December 2005.

Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 (OPSI website)

Introduction of the Bill

This Executive Bill was introduced by Ross Finnie MSP on 2 March 2005.

Research Briefings on Bill

SPICe Briefing on Bill (as introduced):

Stage 1

Preliminary discussion.

Finance Committee:

Environment and Rural Development Committee:

Stage 1 (to be completed by 24 June 2005).


Finance Committee Official Report from:

Environment and Rural Development Committee Official Report from:

Subordinate Legislation Committee Official Report from:

Stage 1 Report (Environment and Rural Development Committee) published on 7 June 2005:

Chamber Proceedings at Stage 1:

Stage 2

Stage 2 (to be completed by 6 October 2005).


Environment and Rural Development Committee:


Stage 3

Chamber Proceedings at Stage 3:

Bill passed on 9 November 2005

Passage of the Bill:

Royal Assent on 14 December 2005