Section J: Progress of Legislation

For further information on the progress of Bills and subordinate legislation, either contact the relevant committee clerk or visit the webpage.

Bills in Progress

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics.

As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. an Executive, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is three sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Thursday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is four days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 12 noon.

A Hybrid Bill is subject to the same rules except in the case of Stage 2 where amendments for consideration may be lodged no earlier than the completion of any consideration of evidence at Stage 2.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to different deadlines. These are set out in Rule 9A.12 of Standing Orders.

Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Bills listed below as passed are expected to be submitted for Royal Assent in the normal way during the dissolution period. Where a Bill receives Royal Assent during the dissolution period, this will be announced on the home page of the Parliament’s website.

(Ex) = Executive Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Agricultural Holdings (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Introduced 31 October

Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Introduced 31 October

National Library of Scotland Bill (Ex)

Introduced 26 October

Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill (Ex)

Stage 2 (debate, meeting of the Parliament) 3 November

Stage 2 Report – Justice Committee (1st Report, 2011)

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (legislation.team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Subordinate legislation in progress
(date of laying) (Lead Committee)

Affirmative instruments

Lead Committee to report by 6 November 2011

Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2011 [draft] (12 September 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Lead Committee to report by 16 November 2011

Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011 [draft] (22 September 2011) (Subordinate Legislation)

Lead Committee to report by 22 November 2011

Planning (Listed Buildings) (Amount of Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 [draft] (28 September 2011) (Education and Culture)

Lead Committee to report by 27 November 2011

Aquatic Animal Health (Miscellaneous Modifications) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 [draft] (3 October 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Lead Committee to report by 2 December 2011

Budget (Scotland) Act 2011 Amendment Order 2011 [draft] (20 October 2011) (Finance)

Negative Instruments

Members should note that the deadline for the lead committee to report by is an administrative deadline. Lead committees normally report on negative instruments only after considering a motion recommending annulment of the instrument. Where Members have queries in relation to this deadline, they should contact the clerks to the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

Subject to annulment by 1 November 2011
Lead Committee to report by 24 October 2011

Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing for Cockles) (Solway Firth) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/319) (7 September 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 2 November 2011
Lead Committee to report by 24 October 2011

Curators ad Litem and Reporting Officers (Panels) and the Panels of Persons to Safeguard the Interests of Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/320) (8 September 2011) (Education and Culture)

Subject to annulment by 3 November 2011
Lead Committee to report by 31 October 2011

Poultrymeat (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/318) (9 September 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (City of Edinburgh) Designation Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/323) (9 September 2011) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Marketing of Horticultural Produce (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/324) (9 September 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Bananas (Enforcement of Quality Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/325) (9 September 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/326) (9 September 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Subject to annulment by 8 November 2011
Lead Committee to report by 31 October 2011

Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011 (SSI 2011/331) (14 September 2011) (Justice)

Subject to annulment by 10 November 2011
Lead Committee to report by 7 November 2011

Criminal Legal Assistance (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/333) (16 September 2011) (Justice)

Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Developing Planning) (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/336) (16 September 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 24 November 2011
Lead Committee to report by 21 November 2011

Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/348) (30 September 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/349) (30 September 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Subject to annulment by 27 November 2011
Lead Committee to report by 21 November 2011

Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/350) (3 October 2011) (Economy, Energy and Tourism)

Subject to annulment by 1 December 2011
Lead Committee to report by 28 November 2011

Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2011 (SSI 2011/356) (13 October 2011) (Justice)

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI 2011/357) (14 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2011 (SI 2011/2439) (19 October 2011) (Health and Sport)

National Health Service Superannuation Scheme etc. (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/364) (25 October 2011) (Health and Sport)

Subject to annulment by 5 December 2011
Lead Committee to report by 28 November 2011

Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/365) (27 October 2011) (Justice)

Water Environment (Relevant Enactments and Designation of Responsible Authorities and Functions) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/368) (27 October 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Highlands and Islands Air Services (Scotland) Act 1980 Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/367) (27 October 2011) (Infrastructure and Capital Investment)

Subject to annulment by 9 December 2011
Lead Committee to report by 5 December 2011

Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/378) (31 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2011 (SSI 2011/379) (31 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Written Submissions Procedure) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/380) (31 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Listed Buildings) (Savings Provisions) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/381) (31 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Town and Country Planning (Enforcement of Control) (No.2) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/383) (31 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas (Compensation) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/373) (31 October 2011) (Education and Culture)

Planning (Listed Buildings) (Prescribed Form of Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/374) (31 October 2011) (Education and Culture)

Ancient Monument and Archaeological Areas (Applications for Scheduled Monument Consent) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/375) (31 October 2011) (Education and Culture)

Town and Country Planning (Listed Buildings and Buildings in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI 2011/376) (31 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011 (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2011 (SSI 2011/377) (31 October 2011) (Local Government and Regeneration)

Other documents

Lead committee to report by 2 December 2011

Scottish Natural Heritage Draft Code of Practice on Deer Management (SG 2011/225) (20 October 2011) (Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)