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Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill Stage 1 Debate, 14/05/13 [S]

During the meeting of the Scottish Parliament on 14 May 2013 MSPS debated the Scottish Independence Referendum (Franchise) Bill at Stage 1. The debate was opened by the Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

The bill provides for a franchise that is based on the existing franchise for the Scottish Parliament and local government elections, and also extends the franchise for voting to 16 and 17-year-olds.

At decision time the Bill was passed at Stage 1.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 14 May 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 14 May 2013