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Section J – Progress of Legislation

For further information on the progress of Bills and subordinate legislation, contact either the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for details).

Bills in Progress

A list of all bills in progress can be accessed by the Scottish Parliament website at

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics.

As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. an Executive, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is three sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Thursday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is four days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 12 noon. Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to different deadlines. These are set out in Rule 9A.12 of Standing Orders.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill.

Abolition of NHS Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Health)) 1 February

Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 2 June

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 9 June

Amendments should be lodged by 4.30 pm on Friday 3 June with the clerks to the Communities Committee.

Council Tax Abolition and Service Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Local Government & Transport)) 25 January

Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill (P)

Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee) 17 May

Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill (P)

Consideration Stage (Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill Committee) 18 May

Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Environment and Rural Development)) 1 June

Family Law (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Justice 1)) 1 June

Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Passed 20 April

Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Passed 21 April

Housing (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Communities)) 8 June

Licensing (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Local Government & Transport)) 7 June

Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 1 Report (Justice 2 Committee) to be published 8 June

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Passed 26 May

Prohibition of Smoking in Regulated Areas (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 Report (Health Committee) published 11 January

Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Local Government & Transport)) 12 April

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 3 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 2 June

Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 (Day 4) (Health Committee) 7 June

Amendments to ss. 31 – 36 and schs. 2 - 3, should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 2 June with the clerks to the committee

St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill (M)

Introduced 19 May

Transport (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 completed 10 May

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks to the Local Government and Transport Committee

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill (P)

Preliminary Stage (Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee) 1 June

Subordinate legislation in progress
(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative Instruments

Subject to approval by resolution by 3 June 2005

The draft Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (25 April 2005) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to approval by resolution by 14 June 2005

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 4) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/260) (Health)

Subject to approval by resolution by 25 June 2005

The draft Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Police (Scotland) Act 1967) Order 2005 (17 May 2005)

Subject to approval by resolution by 27 June 2005

The draft Mental Health (Safeguards for Certain Informal Patients) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (19 May 2005) (Health)

Subject to approval by resolution by 1 July 2005

The draft Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications and Amendments) Order 2005 (23 May 2005) (Justice 2)

Subject to approval by resolution by 6 September 2005

The draft Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2005 (25 May 2005)(Health)

Negative Instruments

Subject to annulment by 7 June 2005

The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/243) (29 April 2005)(Health)

Subject to annulment by 12 June 2005

The Fireworks (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI/2005/245) (4 May 2005) (Communities)

Subject to annulment by 13 June 2005

The Feed (Corn Gluten Feed and Brewers Grains) (Emergency Control) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/246) (5 May 2005) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 18 June 2005

The Confirmation to Small Estates (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/251) (10 May 2005) (Justice 1)

The Prior Rights of Surviving Spouse (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/252) (10 May 2005)(Justice 1)

Subject to annulment by 21 June 2005

The Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI/2005/257) (13 May 2005) (Environment and Rural Development)

Subject to annulment by 26 June 2005

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (Appointment of Medical Commissioners) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/261) (18 May 2005) (Health)

The Mental Health (Conflict of Interest) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/262) (18 May 2005) (Health)

Subject to annulment by 27 June 2005

The Additional Support for Learning (Appropriate Agency Request Period and Exceptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/264) (19 May 2005) (Education)

The Additional Support for Learning (Changes in School Education) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/265) (19 May 2005) (Education)

The Additional Support for Learning (Co-ordinated Support Plan) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/266) (19 May 2005) (Education)

The Additional Support for Learning (Publication of Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/267) (19 May 2005) (Education)

The St Mary’s School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/269) (19 May 2005) (Education)

The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/270) (19 May 2005)(Education)

Subject to annulment by 5 September 2005

The Right to Purchase (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2005 (SSI 2005/275) (24 May 2005)(Communities)

Subject to annulment by 7 September 2005

The Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/277) (26 May 2005)

The Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/278) (26 May 2005)

The Seed Potatoes (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/279) (26 May 2005)

The Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/280) (26 May 2005)

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/281) (26 May 2005)

The Registration of Fish Sellers and Buyers and Designation of Auction Sites (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/286) (26 May 2005)

Contacts for Further Information

All telephone numbers 0131 348 XXXX

Web site:

General Enquiries 5000
Chamber Desk (Motions and Questions) 5199
Parliamentary Business Team (Chamber, Parliamentary Bureau) 5187

Committee web sites (all then to reach a particular page,
add the path shown in the end column)

Audit/ 5236 audit/contact.htm
The Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill/ 5951 bairdTrust/contact.htm
Communities/ 5211 communities/contact.htm
Education/ 5204 education/contact.htm
Enterprise and Culture/ 5403 enterprise/contact.htm
Environment and Rural Development/ 5051 environment/contact.htm
Equal Opportunities/ 5211 equal/contact.htm
European and External Relations/ 5226 europe/contact.htm
Finance/ 5451 finance/contact.htm
Health/ 5410 health/contact.htm
Justice 1/ 5227 justice1/contact.htm
Justice 2/ 5047 justice2/contact.htm
Local Government and Transport/ 5223 lg/contact.htm
Procedures/ 5178 procedures/contact.htm
Public Petitions/ 5186 petitions/contact.htm
Standards/ 5177 standards/contact.htm
Subordinate Legislation/ 6282 subleg/contact.htm
The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill/ 5246 tram-one-bill/contact.htm
The Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill/ 5233 tram-two-bill/contact.htm
Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill/ 6789 waverlyRB/contact.htm

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