Scottish Independence Referendum Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision, in accordance with paragraph 5A of Part 1 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, for the holding of a referendum in Scotland on a question about the independence of Scotland.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 14 November 2013 and received Royal Assent on 17 December 2013.

Stage 1

The Bill was debated by the Parliament on 12 September 2013.

Lead Committee: Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee

The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on 26 August 2013.

Dates of consideration by Lead Committee:

    28 March 2013

    2 May 2013

    9 May 2013 (evidence)

    16 May 2013 (evidence)

    23 May 2013 (evidence)

    30 May 2013 (evidence)

    13 June 2013 (evidence)

    20 June 2013 (evidence)

    27 June 2013

    5 September 2013

Dates of consideration by other Committees:

    16 April 2013 (Subordinate Legislation)

    14 May 2013 (Subordinate Legislation)

    29 May 2013 (Finance)

    3 September 2013 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform, formerly the Subordinate Legislation Committee)

Report by the Subordinate Legislation Committee on the Bill at Stage 1

After Passing

The Bill received Royal Assent on 17 December 2013.

The following volume, published on 8 August 2014, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

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