(222)  FINAL REPORT ON THE FIRST SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

In total 62 Bills were passed in the First Session of the Scottish Parliament, which was dissolved at midnight on 31 March 2003.  50 were Executive Bills (including 4 Budget Bills), 8 were Members’ Bills and 3 were Committee Bills.  One was a Private Bill.  Summaries of the Bills passed can be found on the Scottish Parliament website at

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parl_bus/bills/bill%20summaries.pdf.

Amongst the Bills passed in the last days of the First Session were the Title Conditions Bill, the Council of the Law Society of Scotland Bill, the Homelessness (Scotland) Bill, and the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.  All of these will be eligible to receive the Royal Assent and become Acts despite the dissolution of the Parliament.

The Scottish Parliamentary elections will be held on 1 May 2003, and the newly elected MSPs will assemble for the first time on 7 May.

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