Convention Rights Proceedings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Ex) (E)


Outcome: E

A Bill to to amend the limitation period for bringing certain Convention rights proceedings by virtue of the Scotland Act 1998.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 23 July 2009.

Introduction of the Bill

This Executive Bill was introduced by Kenny MacAskill MSP on 15 June 2009.

Emergency Bill procedure

The Parliament agreed that the Convention Rights Proceedings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill should be treated as an Emergency Bill at the meeting of the Parliament on 18 June 2009.

An Emergency Bill is an Executive Bill that needs to be enacted more rapidly than the normal timetable allows, for example to amend the law in response to a recent court judgement which has exposed a loophole or problem of interpretation in an existing enactment. An Emergency Bill must first be introduced as an Executive Bill and then be converted to an Emergency Bill by the Parliament, on a motion by a Minister (or junior Minister).

Rule 9.21.2 of Standing Orders provides that Stages 1 to 3 of an Emergency Bill are taken on the same day unless the Parliament agrees to a motion by the Bureau proposing an alternative timescale. The Bureau is required to propose, by motion, a timetable for the various stages. Stage 2 of an Emergency Bill must be taken by a Committee of the Whole Parliament.

Research Briefings on Bill

Stage 1

All Stages of the Bill were taken on 18 June 2009 (due to the Bill being treated as an Emergency Bill).

Stage 2

Stage 3

Chamber Proceedings (18 June 2009)

A Marshalled List and groupings were not produced for this Bill as no amendments were lodged at Stages 2 and 3. Consequently, 'As Amended' and 'As Passed' versions of the Bill was not produced for this Bill.

The Bill passed Stages 1, 2 and 3 on 18 June 2009. 

The following volume, published on 9 August 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 23 July 2009.

Passage of the Bill:

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