Briefing on Bankruptcy (Scotland) Bill published

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre has published a briefing looking at stage 1 and 2 consideration of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Bill.

The bill is a consolidation bill and as such makes no changes to the substantive law in this area.

Scrutiny of a consolidation bill follows a different parliamentary process to other legislation. In particular, the Scottish Parliament can be asked to indicate its agreement with the bill at stage 3 by voting on a motion only.

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee considered the bill at stage 1 and agreed it should proceed as a consolidation bill. However, it made a number of recommendations designed to improve the clarity, coherence and consistency of the text of the bill. These were taken forward by the Scottish government as amendments at stage 2.

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