Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill


Elaine Smith MSP

Draft Proposal

A proposal for a Bill to incorporate the human right to food into Scots law.

Lodged 23 June 2020

Accompanied by: Consultation Document (1981KB pdf)

Consultation closed on 15 September 2020

Final Proposal

A proposal for a Bill to incorporate the human right to food into Scots law

Lodged 11 February 2021

Accompanied by: Consultation Summary (501KB pdf)

Total supporters: 28

22 Scottish Labour Party

2 Scottish Green Party

2 Independent

1 Scottish National Party

1 Scottish Liberal Democrat

For supporters' names see:

Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill Final List of Supporters (49KB pdf)

Right to Introduce Member's Bill Secured?

Yes – but this right was obtained after the expiry of the deadline for introducing a Member’s Bill in Session 5 (under Rule 9.14.15).

Member's Bill Introduced to give effect to Proposal?








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