A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about tobacco, nicotine and related products, in particular to make provision about retailing, to amend the prohibition on smoking in certain areas and to control advertising and promotion; to make provision about a duty of candour following serious incidents in the course of providing care; to make provision about offences applying to ill-treatment or neglect where care is provided; and for connected purposes.
This Scottish Government Bill was introduced on 4 June 2015 by Shona Robison, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.
The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 3 March 2016 and received Royal Assent on 6 April 2016.
Lead Committee: Health and Sport
Consideration by lead committee:
23 June 2015
8 September 2015 (evidence)
22 September 2015 (evidence)
6 October 2015 (evidence)
27 October 2015
3 November 2015
Consideration by other committees:
17 June 2015 (Finance)
1 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
16 September 2015 (evidence) (Finance)
22 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
29 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
30 September 2015 (Finance)
3 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
Link to Finance Committee report on Financial Memorandum of the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill