The Scottish Parliament (Candidates) Bill is currently being considered by the United Kingdom Parliament.
The long title of the Bill is:
A Bill to Amend section 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 to prevent persons standing as both a candidate on a regional list and for a constituency in elections to the Scottish Parliament.
The current version of the bill contains the following clauses:
- Clause 1 - Amendment of section 5 of the Scotland Act 1998
- Clause 2 - Short Title
The Bill has been committed to a Committee of the Whole House of Lords. No date for the Committe stage is currently set (Note previous date for Committee withdrawn).
The Government is proposing a similar provision in respect of the Welsh Assembly in the Government of Wales Bill (UK), but is not supporting this bill. As this is a Private Members' Bill without Government support, the bill is unlikely to become law.
The Bill has made the follwoing progress through Parliament:
|House||Stage||Dates / Hansard Links||Division Lists|
|Lords||First Reading (Formal)||1st February 2006||N/A|
|Lords||Second Reading||3rd March 2006||Agreed no division|
|Lords||Committee (Whole House)|
- Current version of the Scottish Parliament (Candidates) Bill