Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to amend the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 by making provision in relation to harassment amounting to domestic abuse; to amend the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 by making provision in relation to eligibility for, and the making of contributions towards, civil legal aid in certain proceedings arising from domestic abuse; to make breach of an interdict relating to domestic abuse with a power of arrest attached an offence; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 20 April 2011.

Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2011 asp 13

Introduction of the Bill

This Member's Bill was introduced by Rhoda Grant MSP on 27 May 2010.

Research Briefings on Bill

SPICe Briefing on Bill (as introduced):

Stage 1

The lead committee for Stage 1 is the Justice Committee.

Lead committee: Justice

Other committees:

Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

The Stage 1 debate took place on 19 January 2011.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (19 January 2011):

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 19 January 2011.

The deadline for Stage 1 was 21 January 2011.

Stage 2

The Bill was referred to the Justice Committee at Stage 2.

8 February 2011 (Consideration of amendments, Day 1)

Stage 2 was completed on 8 February 2011.

The deadline for completion of Stage 2 was 11 February 2011.

After Stage 2

The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers provisions in this Bill after Stage 2.

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

SPICe briefing on Bill (Parliamentary Consideration prior to Stage 3):

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 16 March 2011.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (16 March 2011):

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 16 March 2011.

The following volume, published on 12 December 2014, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

Passage of the Bill:

After Passing

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 20 April 2011.


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