A Bill to make provision as to the circumstances in which a person convicted or acquitted of an offence may be prosecuted anew; and for connected purposes.
Current Status of the Bill
The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2011
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Introduction of the Bill
This Executive Bill was introduced by Kenny MacAskill MSP on 7 October 2010.
Research Briefings on Bill
The lead committee for Stage 1 is the Justice Committee.
Lead committee: Justice
Subordinate Legislation Committee:
The Stage 1 debate took place on 3 February 2011.
Chamber proceedings at Stage 1 (3 February 2011):
The Bill passed Stage 1 on 3 February 2011.
The deadline for Stage 1 was 11 February 2011.
The Bill was referred to the Justice Committee at Stage 2.
1 March 2011 (Consideration of amendments, Day 1)
Stage 2 was completed on 1 March 2011.
The deadline for Stage 2 was 4 March 2011.
SPICe briefing on Bill (Parliamentary Consideration prior to Stage 3):
The Stage 3 debate will be held on 22 March 2011.
Chamber proceedings at Stage 3 (22 March 2011):
The Bill passed Stage 3 on 22 March 2011.
The Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2011.
Passage of the Bill: