Criminal Verdicts (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: F

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the removal of the not proven verdict as one of the available verdicts in criminal proceedings; and for a guilty verdict to require an increased majority of jurors.

Current Status of the Bill

This Member's Bill was introduced by Michael McMahon MSP on 27 November 2013.

The Bill fell on 25 February 2016.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice Committee

24 November 2015  

19 January 2016

Dates of consideration by other committee:

10 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Stage 1 Report on the Bill by the Justice Committee

Link to Minute of Stage 1 proceedings

Link to Official Report of Stage 1 proceedings

Passage of the Bill: