Mental Health (Scotland) Bill
The Mental Health (Scotland) Bill has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The Parliamentary Bureau has designated the Health and Sport Committee as the lead Committee for this Bill. The referral of the Bill to a lead Committee means that Stage 1 of the parliamentary process has begun.
The Health and Sport Committee issued a "call for written evidence" in order to inform its consideration of the Mental Health (Scotland) Bill on Friday June 27, 2014. The Committee asked for views on the Bill to be submitted no later than Friday August 22, 2014, with those submissions now available on the Scottish Parliament website.
The Committee has indicated on its pages on the Scottish Parliament website that: "We anticipate taking oral evidence towards the end of 2014."
Further updates on the Bill's progress through the Parliamentary process will be provided as and when there is something to report.