Apologies (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the effect of an apology in certain legal proceedings.

Current Status of the Bill

This Member's Bill was introduced by Margaret Mitchell MSP on 3 March 2015 and was passed by the Parliament on 19 January 2016.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice

Dates of consideration by lead Committee:

19 May 2015

9 June 2015 (evidence)

16 June 2015 (evidence)

23 June 2015 (evidence)

8 September 2015

The Justice Committee published its Stage 1 Report on the Bill on 11 September 2015


Dates of consideration by other committees:       

18 March 2015 (Finance)

28 April 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee published it report on the delegated powers provisions in the Bill on 28 April 2015

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 23 February 2016

The following volume, published on 8 June 2016, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

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