Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Government Bill was introduced by John Swinney MSP on 11 June 2013.

Royal Assent on 29 April 2014.

Stage 1

The Parliament debated the Bill at Stage 1 on 18 December 2013.

Lead committee: Economy, Energy and Tourism

The Committee published their Stage 1 Report on 3 December 2013.

Dates of consideration by Lead Committee:

    4 September 2013

    2 October 2013 (evidence)

    9 October 2013 (evidence)

    30 October 2013 (evidence)

    6 November 2013 

    27 November 2013

Dates of consideration by other Committees:

    4 September 2013 (Local Government and Regeneration Committee)

    17 September 2013 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee)

    18 September 2013 (Finance Committee)

    29 October 2013 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee)

    10 December 2013 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee)

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee published its report on the delegated powers provisions in the Bill on 30 October 2013:

After Passing

The Bill received Royal Assent on 29 April 2014.

Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Act 2014 asp 11

The following volume, published on 12 December 2014, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:



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