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					Progress of Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill (introduced by Peter Peacock) A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish a body having functions exercisable with a view to securing the status of the Gaelic language as an official language of Scotland, including the functions of preparing a national Gaelic language plan, of requiring certain Scottish public authorities to prepare and publish Gaelic language plans in connection with the exercise of their functions and to maintain and implement such plans, and of issuing guidance in relation to Gaelic education (SP Bill 25) Timetable: Introduced on 27 September 2004 Stage 1 (to be completed by 4 February 2005): Committees: Education Committee on 17, 29 November 2004; 1, 8, 15, 22 December 2004; 12, 19 January 2005 Finance Committee on 9, 23 November 2004; 7 December 2004 Subordinate Legislation Committee on 2, 9 November 2004 Stage 1 Report (Education Committee) on 26 January 2005 Parliament: 2 February 2005 Stage 2 (to be completed by 18 March 2005): Committees: Education Committee on 2 March 2005 After Stage 2: Subordinate Legislation Committee on 19 April 2005 Report as amended at Stage 2 (Subordinate Legislation Committee) published on 21 April 2005 Stage 3: Parliament: 21 April 2005 Bill passed on 21 April 2005 Royal Assent on 1 June 2005