Next step in the process

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

Now that the Frank’s Law bill pro­posal has been lodged with par­lia­men­tary au­thor­i­ties, it has to go out to con­sul­ta­tion.

This process is ex­pected to take around three months.

In Septem­ber, Miles Briggs will sit down with the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment’s non-gov­ern­men­tal bills team to an­a­lyse the re­sponses and then put for­ward a draft bill.

This starts the for­mal par­lia­men­tary process which in­volves an ini­tial vote in the cham­ber; scru­tiny by a com­mit­tee, likely to be health and sport; be­fore it should be­come law af­ter a sec­ond di­vi­sion be­tween MSPs. The bill can be amended at any stage but the only party within the op­po­si­tion coali­tion giv­ing it a ma­jor­ity who want to make any changes are the Greens – and they want to toughen it up to make sure all ill­nesses are in­cluded.

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