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Section G – Bills

Members’ Bills Proposals

A Member who has lodged a proposal has the right to introduce a Member’s Bill to give effect to that proposal under Rule 9.14.12 of the Standing Orders provided:

  • the proposal has attracted 18 supporters which include members of at least half of the political parties or groups represented on the Parliamentary Bureau; and
  • the Scottish Executive has not given an indication under Rule 9.14.13 that it or Her Majesty’s Government will initiate legislation to give effect to the proposal.

A proposal (whether draft or final) may be withdrawn at any time by the member who lodged it under Rule 9.14.16 of the Standing Orders.

The Bills page of the parliamentary website shows the current status in this regard.

Names marked with an (*) are new names of support.

Final Proposal for Members’ Bills

Margo MacDonald: End of Life Choices (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill to permit physician assistance to persons who wish to end their own lives (lodged 23 April 2009)

A summary of the responses to the consultation on the draft proposal together with copies of each response, are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Elaine Murray*, Bill Wilson*, Jackson Carlaw*, Jim Hume*, Sandra White*, Christine Grahame*, Christopher Harvie*, Patrick Harvie*, Jeremy Purvis*, George Foulkes*, Ian McKee*, Angela Constance*, Jamie Hepburn*, Joe Fizpatrick*, John Park*, Bill Kidd*, Charlie Gordon*, Liam McArthur*

Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 29

Peter Peacock

9 In section 29, page 20, line 11, at end insert—

<( ) Where a summary under subsection (3)(a) includes reference to the contribution that natural features and characteristics could make to flood risk management within the local plan district, the supplementary part must also include—

(a) a map which shows, or

(b) more than one map which, taken together, show,

those natural features and characteristics at such level of detail as the lead authority considers appropriate for the purposes of the implementation part.>

Peter Peacock

10 In section 29, page 20, line 23, after <drainage,> insert—

<( ) where the lead authority considers that implementation of a measure requires a co-ordinated approach across two or more local plan districts, a description of how the lead authority proposes to secure such an approach,>

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