British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill

 

Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to promote the use of British Sign Language including by making provision for the preparation and publication of a British Sign Language National Plan for Scotland and by requiring certain authorities to prepare and publish their own British Sign Language Plans in connection with the exercise of their functions; and to provide for the manner in which such plans are to be prepared and for their review and updating.

Current Status of the Bill

This Member's Bill, introduced by Mark Griffin MSP, on 30 October 2014.

Received Royal Assent on 22 October 2015.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Education and Culture

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

16 December 2014 (evidence) Official Report of meeting

24 February 2015 (evidence) Official Report of meeting

17 March 2015 (evidence) Official Report of meeting

21 April 2015

Dates of consideration by other Committees:

4 February 2015 (evidence) (Finance Committee) Official Report of meeting

18 February 2015 (Finance Committee)

3 March 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) Official Report of meeting

24 March 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee)

Report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on the Bill at Stage 1

Report by the Finance Committee on the Bill at Stage 1

 

Minute of Stage 1 debate, 5 May 2015

Stage 1 debate, meeting of the Parliament, 5 May 2015

BSL signing hands graphic Executive Summary of the Report (BSL)

BSL signing hands graphic Convener Stewart Maxwell reflecting on the Committee's findings (BSL)

Stage 2

    The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 on 2 June 2015.

    Minute of Stage 2 proceedings

    Official Report of Stage 2 proceedings

    After Stage 2

    • Consideration of the Bill (as amended at Stage 2) by Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, 23rd Meeting – 1 September 2015 Official Report of meeting
    • Report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on the Bill as Amended at Stage 2

    BSL signing hands graphic  British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] - Supplementary Financial Memorandum: Introduction

     BSL signing hands graphic  British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] - Supplementary Financial Memorandum: Production of National Plan

    BSL signing hands graphic  British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] - Supplementary Financial Memorandum: Cost of translating draft and final plans and the national progress report

    BSL signing hands graphic  British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] - Supplementary Financial Memorandum: Increasing the capacity of interpreting services

    BSL signing hands graphic  British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] - Supplementary Financial Memorandum: Conclusion

    BSL signing hands graphic  British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] - Revised Explanatory Note, commentary 1

    BSL signing hands graphic British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill [as amended at Stage 2] - Revised Explanatory Note, commentary 2

    Read SPICe briefing:

     Published: 31 August 2015

    After Passing

    Received Royal Assent on 22 October 2015.

    British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 asp 11

    The following volume, published on 1 November 2016, contains all of the material relevant to the passage of this Bill.