Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill (Ex) (E)


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for the purpose of simplifying public bodies, including the transfer and delegation of certain functions, the dissolution of certain bodies and provision in relation to the regulation of officers of court; to enable provision to be made for the purpose of improving the exercise of public functions and for removing and reducing burdens resulting from legislation; to establish Creative Scotland with functions in relation to the arts and culture and industries and other activity the focus of which is the application of creative skills; to establish Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland with scrutiny functions in relation to care services and social work services; to establish Healthcare Improvement Scotland with scrutiny and other functions in relation to services provided under the National Health Service and independent health care services; to make provision about the exercise of scrutiny functions by certain bodies, including provision in respect of the involvement of users of scrutinised services, co-operation and joint inspections; to amend Part 2 of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 in relation to audit authorities and audit reports and examinations under that Part; to make provision in relation to indemnity insurance for charity trustees; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April 2010.

Stage 1

Lead committee: Finance Committee

The Bill was also considered by the following committees:

Secondary committees:

  • Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
  • Health and Sport Committee
  • Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

Other committees:

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

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

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 25 March 2010.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (25 March 2010):

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 25 March 2010.

The following volume, published on 23 October 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of the Bill:

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April 2010.

Passage of the Bill:

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