Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to end the right of certain long-term prisoners to automatic early release from prison at the two-thirds point of their sentences and to allow prisoners serving all but very short sentences to be released from prison on a particular day suitable for their re-integration into the community.

Current Status of the Bill

Scottish Government Bill

This Bill was passed on 23 June 2015.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice Committee

Dates considered by Committee:

13 January 2015 (evidence)

20 January 2015 (evidence)

27 January 2015 (evidence)

3 February 2015

24 February 2015 (evidence)

3 March (evidence)

17 March 2015

Consideration by other committees:

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (4 November 2014)

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (24 February 2015)

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (26 May 2015)

Minute of Stage 1 proceedings

Official Report of Stage 1 proceedings

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 4 August 2015.

Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Act 2015 asp 8

The following volume, published on 16 June 2016, contains all the material relevant to the passage of the Bill.