5. Current Bills.

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These Scottish Bills are available at www.scottish.parliament.uk the Scottish Parliament's website under 'Current Bills' and the name of the specific Bill.

(a) Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

This was passed on 30 June and received the Royal Assent on 6 August 2010. Among many other provisions, section 52 raises the age at which a child may be prosecuted, from eight to 12. This is done by inserting a new section 41A into the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

(b) Children's Hearings (Scotland) Bill

See 2 above.

(c) Autism (Scotland) Bill

This is a Member's Bill, introduced on 26 May 2010, to impose a duty on the Scottish Ministers to publish an autism strategy. The strategy is one for meeting the needs of children and adults in Scotland with autistic spectrum conditions. The lead committee for Stage 1 is the Education, Lifelong Learning and...

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