Scottish Parliamentary Commissions and Commissioners etc. Bill (C) (E)


Outcome: E

A Bill to establish the Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland; to transfer to its members the functions of the Chief Investigating Officer, the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner and the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland; to make amendments of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000, the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003, the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Scottish Commission for Human Rights Act 2006, including amendments standardising certain provisions of those Acts and extending and qualifying the functions of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 July 2010.

Introduction of the Bill

This Committee Bill was introduced by Trish Godman MSP (on behalf of the Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee) on 27 January 2010.

Research Briefings on Bill

Stage 1

The Bill was considered by the following committees:

Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (24 March 2010):

The Bill passed Stage 1 on 24 March 2010.

Stage 2

The Finance Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2. 

Stage 2 took place on 4 May 2010.

The Bill passed Stage 2 on 4 May 2010.

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 9 June 2010.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (9 June 2010):

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 9 June 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 19 July 2010.

Passage of the Bill:



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