Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill (Ex) (E)


Outcome: E

A Bill to amend the law regarding the enforcement of standard securities over residential property; to amend the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 as regards the grounds on which a debtor may apply for sequestration, the types of voluntary trust deed to which the Act applies, the sale or disposal of a debtor’s family home and requirements to publish notices about sequestration in the Edinburgh Gazette; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 18 March 2010.

Stage 1

The lead committee for Stage 1 is the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Lead committee: Local Government and Communities Committee

The Bill was also considered by the following committees:

Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

The stage 1 debate took place on 17 December 2009.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (17 December 2009):

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 17 December 2009.

The deadline for completion of Stage 1 was 18 December 2009.

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 11 February 2010.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (11 February 2010):

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 11 February 2010.

The following volume, published on 16 September 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passing of this Bill.

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 18 March 2010.

Passage of the Bill: summary

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