About the Bill
The Scottish Government introduced the Referendums (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday 28 May 2019. The Policy Memorandum explains that the Bill covers a range of issues which can be broken down into three main headings:
- Conduct of polls and counts
- Campaign rules
The Committee is the lead Committee and in order to inform its scrutiny is seeking written aspects on all aspects of the Bill. The closing date for responses is Friday 9 August 2019. Read the call for evidence.
In June 2019, the Committee agreed to appoint Dr Alistair Clark, Reader in Politics at Newcastle University, as its Adviser on the Bill at Stage 1.
SPICe briefing on the Referendums (Scotland) Bill