Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill (Budget) (E)

 

Outcome: W

A Bill to make provision, for financial year 2009/10, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund and for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2010/11, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 10 March 2009.

Introduction of the Bill

This Budget Bill was introduced by John Swinney MSP on 29 January 2009. This Bill was introduced on the day after the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill (SP Bill 18) fell at Stage 3.

Procedure for Budget Bills

The introduction and passage of a Budget Bill through the Parliament is the final part of the Scottish Budget Process. More information on the Scottish Budget Process is available on the Finance Committee's webpages.

Budget Bills go through the same three legislative stages as other Bills, but are subject to special procedures under the Parliament’s Standing Orders. In particular, there is an accelerated timescale, no Stage 1 report is required and only the Scottish Government may lodge amendments to the Bill.

Stage 1

The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers provisions in the Bill on 3 February 2009.

Emergency Bill procedure for Stages 1, 2 and 3

At its meeting on 4 February 2009, the Parliament agreed to consider the Bill under the Emergency Bill procedure which allowed Stages 1, 2 and 3 to be considered by the Parliament on the same day. A description of Emergency Bill procedures is in Rule 9.21 of the Scottish Parliament's Standing Orders.

Using the Emergency Bill procedure at Stage 1, the Bill was referred immediately to the Parliament for consideration of its general principles. The Parliament agreed to the general principles on a motion of the member in charge of the Bill, and therefore the Bill was passed at Stage 1.

Stage 2

The Parliament then moved immediately to Stage 2 which was taken by a Committee of the Whole Parliament. A Marshalled List, groupings and an 'As Amended' version of the Bill were not produced for this Stage as no amendments were lodged. The Bill was passed at Stage 2.

Stage 3

The Stage 3 debate was held in Parliament immediately after previous Stages. A Marshalled List, groupings and an 'As Passed' version of the Bill were not produced for this Stage as no amendments were lodged. The Bill was passed at Stage 3.

Chamber proceedings:

Royal Assent

The Bill received Royal Assent on 10 March 2009.

Passage of the Bill: