Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the composition of and appointment to the governing bodies and academic boards of higher education institutions; and to revise provision about the academic freedom of various persons carrying out activities at higher education and certain other institutions.

Current Status of the Bill

Scottish Government Bill introduced on 16 June 2015.

The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 8 March 2016 and received Royal Assent on 13 April 2016.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Education and Culture

Consideration by lead committee:

23 June 2015

6 October 2015 (evidence)

10 November 2015 (evidence)

8 December 2015

15 December 2015

12th Report, 2015 (Session 4): Stage 1 Report on the Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill

Consideration by other committees:

24 June 2015 (Finance)

8 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

16 September 2015 (Finance)

29 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

6 October 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

7 October 2015 (Finance)

10 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)


Link to Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee at Stage 1

Link to Finance Committee Report on Financial Memorandum

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 13 April 2016.

The following volume, published on 21 September 2017, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

SPPB 236: Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill (44.1MB pdf)

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