Long Leases (Scotland) Bill


Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill

The Long Leases (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Parliament on 12 January 2012.

The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee was designated as the lead committee for scrutiny of the Bill's general principles.

The Scottish Government has produced a Policy Memorandum and Explanatory Notes, including a Financial Memorandum, to accompany the Bill which can be found on the Parliament's website at the following link:

Long Leases (Scotland) Bill page


Written evidence

The Committee has issued a call for views which closed on Friday 3 February.

Read the call for evidence 

Read the written submissions received

Oral evidence

The Committee took oral evidence at its meetings on 8, 22, 29 February and 7 March 2012.

Read the meeting papers and the Official Report



Read the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, 4th Report, 2012 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on Long Leases (Scotland) Bill.

The Scottish Government's response to the Stage 1 Report:

Further correspondence from the Scottish Government on the Bill:

10 May 2012

11 June 2012