Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for those who are entitled to vote in a referendum on the independence of Scotland, including provision for the establishment of a register of young voters for the purposes of such a referendum.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 August 2013.

Stage 1

The Bill was debated by the Parliament on 14 May 2013.

Lead Committee: Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee

The Committee published its report on 7 May 2013.

Dates of consideration by Lead Committee

    14 March 2013   

    21 March 2013 (evidence)

    28 March 2013 (evidence)

    18 April 2013 (evidence)

    25 April 2013

    2 May 2013

Dates of consideration by other committees:

    19 March 2013 (Subordinate Legislation Committee)

    20 March 2013 (Finance Committee)

    16 April 2013 (Subordinate Legislation Committee)

The Subordinate Legislation Committee published its report on the delegated powers provisions within the Bill on 19 March 2013:

After Passing


The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 August 2013.

The following volume, published on 7 February 2014, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:


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