Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill (Ex) (E)


Outcome: E

A Bill to to restate and amend the law on public health; to make provision about mortuaries and the disposal of bodies; to enable the Scottish Ministers to implement their obligations under the International Health Regulations; to enable provision to be made in relation to the provision of information to users on the effects on health of sunbeds; to amend the law on statutory nuisances; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 16 July 2008.

Stage 1

Lead committee: Health and Sport Committee

The Bill was also considered by the following committees:


Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (17 April 2008):

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 17 April 2008. 

After Stage 1

Health and Sport Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Stage 2

The Bill was referred to the Health and Sport Committee at Stage 2. The deadline for completion of Stage 2 consideration was 23 May 2008.

Health and Sport Committee:


7 May 2008 (Consideration of amendments, Day 1)

14 May 2008 (Consideration of amendments, Day 2)

21 May 2008 (Consideration of amendments, Day 3)

The Bill passed Stage 2 on 21 May 2008.

This is a revised version of the Bill (as amended at Stage 2).  This version of the Bill was used for amendments lodged at Stage 3.

After Stage 2

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Stage 3

SPICe briefing on Bill (Parliamentary Consideration prior to Stage 3):

Stage 3

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (12 June 2008):

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 12 June 2008.

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 16 July 2008.

The following volume, published on 24 April 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

Passage of the Bill:

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