Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill [2013]

 

Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision, for financial year 2013/14, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies and for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund; to make provision, for financial year 2014/15, 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 13 March 2013.

Budget (Scotland) Act 2013 asp 4

Introduction of the Bill

This Budget Bill was introduced by John Swinney MSP on 17 January 2013.

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 web pages:

Finance Committee – scrutiny of the Draft Budget 2013-2014

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 Bill on 22 January 2013.

The Stage 1 debate was held on 22 January 2013.

 

Stage 2

The Finance Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 on 30 January 2013.

 

Stage 3

The Bill was debated and passed by Parliament on 6 February 2013.

The following volume, published on 5 September 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill:

The Bill received Royal Assent on 13 March 2013.