Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill to provide for a levy on the provision of plastic bags to customers; to provide for the levy to be used by local authorities for environmental purposes; and for connected purposes. SP Bill 43

Current Status of the Bill

This Bill was withdrawn on 24 October 2006.

Stage 1

Draft proposal lodged on 15 December 2004



Lead Committee: Environment and Rural Development:

Final proposal lodged on 9 March 2005

Introduced on 17 June 2005

Preliminary discussion:

Environment and Rural Development Committee:

Stage 1 (to be completed by 3 November 2006)

Call for written evidence: 1 July 2005 – 16 September 2005


Environment and Rural Development Committee Official Report from:

Subordinate Legislation Committee Official Report from:

Stage 1 Report (Environment and Rural Development Committee) published on 6 December 2005

Supplementary Stage 1 Report (Environment and Rural Development Committee) published on 27 September 2006

Bill withdrawn on 24 October 2006

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