Scottish Law Officers (Devolution) Bill 2023-24

amend the Scotland Act 1998 to grant to the Scottish Parliament legislative competence in respect of the role and functions of the Scottish Law Officers; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Scottish Law Officers (Devolution) Bill is a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Joanna Cherry.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 10 January 2024 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Joanna Cherry), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.

So is this going to become a law?

Ten Minute Rule Bills do not receive any legislative priority and will only become an Act of Parliament if there is unanimous consent of MPs.

However, the legislative proposal may be adopted by the Government, particularly if the proposed legislation can be implemented without a Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Ten Minute Rule Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Friday 22nd March 2024 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

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Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

22nd March 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
10th January 2024
1st reading (Commons)