The period for lodging objections to the Bill closed at 5pm on Monday 24 June 2013. Sixty-six admissible objections were received.
View the admissible objections received
The Committee published its Preliminary Stage report on 4 December 2013.
The Preliminary Stage debate was held on 9 January 2014. The Parliament agreed to the general principles of the Bill and that it should proceed as a private bill.
The Committee took oral evidence at its meetings on:
11 September 2013:
9 October 2013:
The following legal opinions have been provided to support representations to the Committee.
The Committee undertook a site visit on Friday 4 October 2013.