SB 16-29 Bankruptcy (Scotland) Bill- Stage 3

This briefing looks at Stage 1 and Stage 2 consideration of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Bill. The Bill is a consolidation bill. It therefore makes no changes to the substantive law in this area.


Scrutiny of a consolidation bill follows a different parliamentary process to other legislation. In particular, the Scottish Parliament can be asked to indicate its agreement with the Bill at Stage 3 by voting on a motion only.


The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee considered the Bill at Stage 1. It agreed that the Bill should proceed as a consolidation bill. However, it made a number of recommendations designed to improve the clarity, coherence and consistency of the text of the Bill. These were taken forward by the Scottish Government as amendments at Stage 2.

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Published: 16 March 2016

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