Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill


Stage 1 scrutiny by the Welfare Reform Committee

The Welfare Reform (Further Provision) Scotland Bill was introduced to the Parliament on 22 March 2012.

The Bill was referred to the Welfare Reform Committee as lead committee for the consideration of the general principles of the Bill.  The Committee undertook its Stage 1 scrutiny during April and May 2012, publishing its report on the Bill on 16 May 2012. 


The Committee considered Stage 1 of the Bill during April and May 2012.

Stage 2 of the Bill took place at the Committee meeting on 13 June 2012.

Written evidence

The Committee issued a call for evidence on 23 March 2012.

Read the call for evidence

The deadline for responses was 23 April 2012.


The Committee completed its Stage 1 scrutiny of the Bill in May 2012 and published its report to the Parliament on 16 May.

Read the Stage 1 report on the Welfare Reform (Further Provision) Scotland Bill


Consideration of the Bill at Stage 1 concluded with a debate in the Chamber on 23 May 2012.

Read the Official Report of the Stage 1 debate

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