Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to amend the rules about the punishment part of discretionary life sentences imposed in criminal cases and to amend the rules about the disclosure of information obtained by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Current Status of the Bill

This Executive Bill was introduced by Kenny MacAskill MSP on 30 November 2011.

The Bill received Royal Assent on 26 July 2012.

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held on 20 June 2012.

The Bill passed Stage 3 on 20 June 2012.

Chamber proceedings at Stage 3:

Passage of the Bill:

After Passing

Royal Assent


The Bill received Royal Assent on 26 July 2012.


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


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