Committee Updates June 2015

Queen’s Speech 2015

The new UK government has set out its legislative agenda for the parliamentary session ahead.  Among the various measures are the Scotland Bill, based on the cross-party Smith Commission agreement on Scottish devolution; the EU Referendum Bill, which will put effect to the government’s pledge to re-evaluate the UK’s membership of the EU; and an Immigration Bill, which will include a series of measures to control immigration and do more to target illegal migration. The law reform team will provide a fuller analysis of these and other relevant legislative measures as set out in the Queen’s Speech, as our committees have the opportunity to consider them in detail.

Read the Society's initial reaction to the Queen's speech.

The law reform team can be contacted on any of the matters above through louisedocherty@lawscot.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @lawscot.