2008

Further information

The Parliament produces a series of publications entitled ‘Scottish Parliament Passage of the Bill’ volumes. These volumes contain all the material relevant to the passage of the Bill through the Parliament.

When a volume has been produced for a Bill, it is linked in this section. Volumes are categorised according to the year of Royal Assent, which is when they become an Act of the Scottish Parliament, or 'asp'. 'Passage of the Bill' volumes are produced for Bills which are passed by the Parliament, and are not produced for Private Bills. 

Volumes are scheduled to be published six months after the date of Royal Assent, and the completion of a small number of volumes from previous sessions is ongoing.  Volumes from Session 2 (2003 onward) are available online. For Bills passed from 1999 to 2003, the volumes are currently available in hard copy only, and can be accessed in any legal deposit library.