Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for those who are entitled to vote in a referendum on the independence of Scotland, including provision for the establishment of a register of young voters for the purposes of such a referendum.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 August 2013.

Stage 1

The Bill was debated by the Parliament on 14 May 2013.

Lead Committee: Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee

The Committee published its report on 7 May 2013.

Dates of consideration by Lead Committee

    14 March 2013   

    21 March 2013 (evidence)

    28 March 2013 (evidence)

    18 April 2013 (evidence)

    25 April 2013

    2 May 2013

Dates of consideration by other committees:

    19 March 2013 (Subordinate Legislation Committee)

    20 March 2013 (Finance Committee)

    16 April 2013 (Subordinate Legislation Committee)

After Passing


The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 August 2013.

The following volume, published on 7 February 2014, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill: