Proposed Apologies (Scotland) Bill

Proposer

Margaret Mitchell

Draft Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to provide that an expression of apology does not amount to an admission of liability and is inadmissable as evidence, for the purposes of certain legal proceedings.

 

 Lodged 29 June 2012

 Accompanied by Consultation document (448KB pdf)

 Link to BSL translation of consultation document

 Consultation closed 28 September 2012  

Final Proposal

Proposal for a Bill to provide that an expression of apology, including an expression of sympathy or regret and any statements of fact, does not amount to an admission of liability, and is inadmissable as evidence for the purposes of certain non-criminal legal proceedings.

Lodged on 2 April 2014

 

Accompanied by Summary of consultation responses (483KB pdf)

 Total supporters: 24

  • 14 Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • 4 Scottish Labour
  • 2 Scottish Green Party
  • 2 Independent
  • 1 Scottish National Party
  • 1 Scottish Liberal Democrat

 For supporters' names see:

 Proposed Apologies (Scotland) Bill list of supporters (9KB pdf)  

Right to introduce Bill Secured?

Yes 

Bill introduced to give effect to proposal?

Yes