Scottish government's legislative programme 2013-14 statement


First Minister Alex Salmond set out the Scottish government's legislative programme for the coming year on 3 September 2013.

There will be 13 new bills including measures to overhaul the civil courts, introduce a licensing system for air weapons and end the right to buy for council tenants.

The programme will also set up Revenue Scotland, a new body to administer devolved taxes.

Mr Salmond has argued that the Scottish Parliament's record on decision making would help to make the case for independence in next year's referendum.

The first minister announced that automatic early release from prison would be abolished for some of the most serious violent and sexual offenders.

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