Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill

 

Scrutiny by the Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee

The Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill was introduced on 11 March 2013. 

For more information about the Bill, visit the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill page.  

Evidence

Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence on 12 March 2103. The deadline for written submissions closed on Friday 12 April 2013.

Oral evidence

The Committee took oral evidence, ahead of the Bill's introduction, at its meetings on:

31 January 2013: 

7 February 2013:

21 February 2013:

The Committee took oral evidence on the Bill as introduced at its meetings on:

14 March 2013:

  • Scottish Youth Parliament
  • National Union of Students Scotland
  • Young Scot
  • Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP)
  • Information Commissioner's Office
  • Official Report 14 March 2013

21 March 2013:

At this meeting, the Committee also considered a note by the Committee Adviser on section 3 of the Bill.

28 March 2013: 

 

Work By Other Committees

19 March 2013: Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers provision of the Bill at Stage 1.

20 March 2013: Finance Committee took oral evidence from Scottish Government officials on the Bill's Financial Memorandum.

23 April 2013: The Scottish Government provided additional written evidence on the Bill's Financial Memorandum.

11 June 2013: The Scottish Government provided further information on revised estimates.

Additional Information

Correspondence

Response from Deputy First Minister to Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, 9 October 2013, on Register of Young Voters

  • Letter from DFM to SCCYP on Register of Young Voters 9 October 2013 (11KB pdf)

Correspondence between DFM and Tam Baillie, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

Child protection issues

Letter to Chair of the Scottish Child Protection Committee Chairs Forum from Convener on child protection implications

Reply from Chair of the Scottish Child Protection Committee Chairs Forum to Convener on child protection implications

Prisoners' voting rights

Letter to Deputy First Minister from Convener on prisoners' voting rights

Reply from Deputy First Minister to Convener on prisoners' voting rights

Howard League Scotland wrote to the Deputy First Minister on voting rights for certain prisoners

The Deputy First Minister replied to Howard League Scotland in October 2013

Children of service personnel

4 June 2013: Deputy First Minister wrote to the Convener on the issue of children of service personnel registered as service voters, raised in the Committee's Stage 1 Report.

4 June 2013: Chloe Smith MP, Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, also wrote to the Committee on this issue.