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Programme for Government 2016-17

The Programme for Government focuses on the themes of an education system providing opportunities for all, an economy with more jobs and fair work, public services fit for the future, empowering people and communities through strengthened local democracy and safeguarding Scotland’s place in the world.

Bills for 2016-17


  • Air Passenger Duty Bill
  • Budget Bill
  • Child Poverty Bill
  • Contract (Third Party Rights) Bill
  • Domestic Abuse Bill
  • Expenses and Funding of Civil Litigation Bill
  • Forestry Bill
  • Gender Balance on Public Boards Bill


  • Housing (Amendment) Bill
  • Islands Bill
  • Limitation (Childhood Abuse) Bill
  • Railway Policing Bill
  • Social Security Bill
  • Wild Animals in Circuses Bill
  • Draft Referendum Bill


A Plan For Scotland: The Scottish Government's Programme For Scotland 2016-17

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

ISBN: 9781786524393

The Scottish Government's Programme for Government 2016-17 sets out the actions the Government will take in the forthcoming year and beyond.