Disclosure (Scotland) Bill

 

About the Bill

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to restate and amend the law relating to the disclosure of criminal history and other information by the Scottish Ministers; to make amendments to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007; and for connected purposes.

Read the Bill and Accompanying Documents

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, on 12 June 2019. 

Keeling schedule

This “Keeling schedule” has been provided by the Scottish Government to assist the Committee members in their scrutiny of the Bill and, whilst every effort has been made to ensure that it accurately reflects the amendments proposed to the PVG Act by the Bill at introduction, the Government cannot warrant its accuracy.

Keeling schedule (please note the context provided above)

Stage 1

The Education and Skills Committee has been designated as the lead Committee for Stage 1 scrutiny. 

Evidence

Read the call for evidence on the Bill(published Friday 28 June 2019)

The Committee received the following written submissions in response to its call for views.

Evidence Sessions

4 September 2019

The Committee heard evidence from the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill team.

View the Committee meeting here from 4 September.

Correspondence

The Convener of the Education and Skills Committee wrote to the Minister for Children and Young People in respect of the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill. Read the letter from the Convener and response from the Minister below.

The Convener of the Education and Skills Committee wrote to the Minister for Children and Young  People for additional information in respect of the Disclosure (Bill) Scotland. Read the letter from the Convener and response from the Minister below.

 
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