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 inadmissible 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 inadmissible as evidence for the purposes of certain non-criminal legal proceedings.

 

Lodged 2 April 2014

 

Accompanied by: Summary of consultation responses (483KB pdf)

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