Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill


Stage: 1

A Bill to make provision for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make it lawful, in certain circumstances, to assist another to commit suicide; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Member's Bill was introduced by Margo MacDonald MSP on 13 November 2013.

On the Bill's introduction, Patrick Harvie MSP was, under Rule 9.2A of the Parliament's Standing Orders, designated as an additional "member in charge" of the Bill.  Such a member can exercise any right conferred on the "member in charge" by Standing Orders.

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Health and Sport

Secondary Committee: Justice

Dates of consideration by Lead Committee:

    17 December 2013 

    4 February 2014

    11 March 2014

    25 November 2014

    13 January 2015 (evidence) 

    20 January 2015 (evidence)

    27 January 2015 (evidence)

    3 February 2015 (evidence)

    17 February 2015 (evidence)

    17 March 2015

    24 March 2015 

Date of consideration by Secondary Committee:

    30 September 2014

    28 October 2014 (evidence)

Dates of consideration by other committees:

    2 April 2014 (Finance)

    20 January 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

    3 February 2015

    24 February 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)