Scottish Government legislative programme 2009-10

The First Minister announced the Scottish Government's legislative programme for 2009-10 in a speech in the Scottish Parliament on 3 September 2009.

There are 13 proposed measures, including a Bill setting up what it is said will be a multi-optional referendum on Scotland's constitutional future, including not only independence but also some of the possibilities put up by the Calman Commission.

Other proposed bills of interest to Scots Law News are a Legal Services Bill which will allow solicitors to enter into business entities alongside non-solicitors, Bills on Debt and Family Homes and Debtor Protection  which will regulate the enforcement of standard securities, a Bill to reform the childrens' hearings system, the Crofting Reform Bill, and a Wildlife and Environment Bill which will including modernise laws relating to game.