Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Proposer Margo MacDonald 
Draft Proposal 

Proposal for a Bill to enable a competent adult with a terminal illness or condition to request assistance to end their own life, and to decriminalise certain actions taken by others to provide such assistance.

Lodged 23 January 2012

Accompanied by: Consultation Document (340kb pdf)

Consultation closed 30 April 2012

Final Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to enable a competent adult with a terminal illness or condition to request assistance to end their own life, and to decriminalise certain actions taken by others to provide such assistance.

Lodged 18 September 2012

Accompanied by: Summary of consultation responses (744KB pdf)

Total supporters: 19

  • 12 Scottish National Party
  • 3 Scottish Labour
  • 1 Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • 1 Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • 2 Scottish Green Party

For supporters' names see:

Proposed Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill list of supporters (62KB pdf)

Right to introduce Bill secured? Yes
Bill  introduced to give effect to proposal?

Yes

Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill