Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

 A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Census Act 1920 to enable particulars about gender identity and sexual orientation to be gathered voluntarily.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, on 2 October 2018.  The Bill passed Stage 3 on 12 June 2019. Received Royal Assent on 18th July 2019. 

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs 

6 December 2018 (evidence)

13 December 2018 (evidence)

20 December 2018 (evidence)

10 January 2019 (private)

24 January 2019 (private)

Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 - 7 February 2019 

Dates of consideration by other committee(s):

30 October 2018 (private) (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 - 31 October 2018

Stage 1 Debate, 28 February 2019

Official Report and Minutes

Stage 3

Stage 3 Debate, 12 June 2019 

Official Report and Minutes 

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 18th July 2019.  

2019 Asp 12 - Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2019

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