A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for Scotland in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.
Current Status of the Bill
This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, on 27 February 2018. The Bill passed Stage 3 on 21 March 2018.
Introduction of the Bill
Research Briefings on Bill
Pre-Stage 2 Debate, 13 March 2018
Official Report and Minutes
Finance and Constitution Committee:
Stage 2, 13 March 2018
Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee:
13 March 2018 (evidence)
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee:
15 March 2018 (private)
20 March 2018 (private)
Stage 3 Proceedings, 21 March 2018
Following a reference under section 33 of the Scotland Act 1998 by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland, the Supreme Court has ruled that some provisions of the Bill are outwith the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament. The Bill cannot be submitted for Royal Assent in its unamended form.