Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

The Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee was designated as the lead Committee scrutinising the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

Stage 1

The Committee took evidence on the Bill at the following meetings: Thursday, 6 December 2018; Thursday, 13 December 2018; and Thursday, 20 December 2018. For more information, see the meeting papers or contact the clerking team.

Stage 2

The Committee considered Stage 2 of the Bill on 2 May 2019.

Following the meeting, the Committee received a letter from the Chief Executive of the National Registers of Scotland addressing a number of points raised at the 2 May meeting.

Stage 3

The Stage 3 Debate was held in the Chamber on 12th June 2019. The Bill received Royal Assent on 18th July 2019. For more information about the Bill's passage through Parliament, please visit the Parliament's Bill page.


The Committee issued a call for evidence on 11 October 2018. The closing date for submissions was Friday 23 November 2018.

Correspondence from the Scottish Government's Bill team:

The Committee has received the following written submissions on the Bill:

Suppementary written evidence on the Bill:

The call for evidence has now closed. The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs on Thursday 20 December, which will be the Committee's final evidence session on the Bill at Stage 1. The meeting papers for that session have been issued and are available on the Committee's homepage. The Committee will not be accepting any further written evidence on the Bill.

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