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ANNEX A

BILLS INTRODUCED

The following Bills were introduced on the dates shown—

31 May 2001

Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the carrying forward by police authorities, joint police boards and joint fire boards of unspent balances from one financial year to the next; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 29) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace
Supported by: Angus MacKay, Iain Gray

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 29-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 29-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

4 June 2001

Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable a power of arrest to be attached to interdicts granted to protect individuals from abuse; to regulate the consequences of such attachment; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 30) (Committee Bill)

Introduced by: Alasdair Morgan (on behalf of the Justice 1 Committee)

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 30-EN) were printed to accompany the Bill.

28 June 2001

Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to prohibit persons charged with certain sexual offences from conducting their own defence at the trial; to provide for the appointment of solicitors to defend those persons where they do not make those appointments themselves; to prevent those persons from personally precognoscing or taking statements from alleged victims; to require those persons to give notice of defences of consent; to make new provision about the admissibility of certain evidence bearing on the character, conduct or condition of alleged victims at trials of those persons for those offences; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 31) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace
Supported by: Iain Gray

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 31-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 31-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

3 September 2001

Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to require the Scottish Ministers to submit nominations for specified public appointments to the Scottish Parliament for approval; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 32) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Alex Neil

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 32-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 32-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

4 September 2001

Erskine Bridge Tolls Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to restore, with retrospective effect (other than as regards criminal liability), the power to levy tolls conferred by section 1(1) of the Erskine Bridge Tolls Act 1968; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 33) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Sarah Boyack

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 33-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 33-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

24 September 2001

Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make further provision as respects social care; to make provision in relation to arrangements and payments between National Health Service bodies and local authorities as respects certain of their functions; to amend the law relating to the National Health Service; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 34) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Susan Deacon
Supported by: Henry McLeish, Jackie Baillie, Mr Jim Wallace, Malcolm Chisholm

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 34-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 34-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

26 September 2001

Water Industry (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make further provision in relation to the Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland and to provide for the establishment of Water Customer Consultation Panels; to make further provision in relation to the regulation of the quality of drinking water; to make provision for the establishment of Scottish Water, the transfer to Scottish Water of the functions of the water and sewerage authorities established by section 62(1) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 and the dissolution of those authorities and in relation to the functions of Scottish Water; to make further amendments of the law relating to water and sewerage; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 35) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ross Finnie
Supported by: Rhona Brankin

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 35-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 35-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

27 September 2001

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the disclosure of information held by Scottish public authorities or by persons providing services for them; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 36) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace
Supported by: Iain Gray

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 36-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 36-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

28 September 2001

School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the law about the provision of education for children under school age for whom placing requests have been made; and to make provision relating to the abolition of the post of assistant headteacher. (SP Bill 37) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jack McConnell
Supported by: Nicol Stephen

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 37-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 37-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

4 October 2001

Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide for the synchronisation of the polls at local government elections with the polls at elections to the Scottish Parliament; to make some minor rectifications in enactments relating to the timing of elections; and to make provision in relation to the casting and counting of votes at, and the sending of election communications in connection with, local government elections. (SP Bill 38) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Angus MacKay

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 38-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 38-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

5 October 2001

Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to prohibit the keeping of animals solely or primarily for slaughter for the value of their fur; to provide for the making of payments in respect of the related closure of certain businesses; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 39) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ross Finnie
Supported by: Angus MacKay, Mr Jim Wallace, Rhona Brankin

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 39-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 39-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

5 November 2001

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to control the advertising and promotion of tobacco products; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 40) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Nicola Sturgeon

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 40-EN) were printed to accompany the Bill.

13 November 2001

Marriage (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977 to enable civil marriages to be solemnised in certain places approved by local authorities; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 41) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace
Supported by: Euan Robson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 41-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 41-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

14 November 2001

School Meals (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 to require education authorities to provide free nutritious meals in schools under their management; to ensure that certain needs and dietary restrictions of pupils are taken into account in relation to school meals; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 42) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Tommy Sheridan
Supported by: Alex Neil, Mr John McAllion

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 42-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 42-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

22 November 2001

Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision (including provision for the purposes of section 91 of the Scotland Act 1998) for the appointment and functions of the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 43) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Angus MacKay
Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Susan Deacon, Peter Peacock

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 43-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 43-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

27 November 2001

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to confer and regulate public rights of access to land for recreational and other purposes, and to extend some of the provisions for that purpose to rights of way and other rights; to make provision under which bodies representing rural and crofting communities may buy the land with which those communities have a connection; and for connected purposes.  (SP Bill 44) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace
Supported by: Ross Finnie, Iain Gray, Rhona Brankin

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 44-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 44-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

18 December 2001

Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils’ Records) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to require bodies responsible for schools to prepare and implement strategies relating to the accessibility, for pupils with a disability, of school education; and to make provision in respect of the educational records of school pupils. (SP Bill 45) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Nicol Stephen, Ms Margaret Curran

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 45-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 45-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

18 January 2002

Budget (Scotland) (No.3) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2002/03, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund, for the maximum amount of relevant expenditure for the purposes of section 94(5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65) and the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2003/04, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 46) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Andy Kerr
Supported by: Mr Jack McConnell, Mr Jim Wallace, Patricia Ferguson

Accompanying documents (SP Bill 46-AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

31 January 2002

Scottish Qualifications Authority Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the members of the Scottish Qualifications Authority; to confer power on the Scottish Ministers to regulate the procedure of that Authority; to provide for the establishment of a committee to consider and advise on matters relating to qualifications awarded by, and the functions and procedures of, that Authority; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 47) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Nicol Stephen

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 47-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 47-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

4 February 2002

Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish a Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner to investigate complaints about the conduct of members of the Parliament and to report upon the outcome of such investigations to the Parliament; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 48) (Committee Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Mike Rumbles (on behalf of the Standards Committee)

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 48-EN) were printed to accompany the Bill.

25 February 2002

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide, retrospectively, as to the effect on trial diets in summary proceedings of arrest warrants granted at intermediate diets.  (SP Bill 49) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 49-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 49-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

26 March 2002

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to criminal justice, criminal procedure and evidence in criminal proceedings; to make provision as to the arrest, sentencing, custody and release of offenders and the obtaining of reports in relation to offenders; to make provision for the provision of assistance by local authorities to persons who are arrested and are in police custody or who are subject to a deferred sentence and for the making of grants to local authorities exercising jointly certain functions in relation to offenders and other persons; to make provision for the protection of the public at large from persons with a propensity to commit certain offences and for the establishment of the Risk Management Authority; to make provision for the granting of certain rights to the victims of crime; to make provision as to the jurisdiction of courts and the designation of certain courts as drugs courts; to make provision in relation to the physical punishment of children; to make provision as to the criminal law as it relates to bribery and the acceptance of bribes; to make provision in relation to criminal legal assistance; to make provision as respects police ranks and the powers and duties of certain civilians employed by police authorities; to make provision for the disqualification of convicted persons from jury service in both criminal and civil proceedings and for the separation of juries after retiral; to make provision as to the effect in Scotland of search warrants issued in Northern Ireland; to amend Part V of the Police Act 1997 in its application to Scotland; to make provision for a pilot study into the consequences and practicalities of referring to the Principal Reporter cases involving sixteen and seventeen year old offenders; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 50) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace
Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 50-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 50-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

17 April 2002

University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to permit the University of St. Andrews to grant postgraduate research degrees in medicine to qualified medical practitioners. (SP Bill 51) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Iain Smith

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 51-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 51-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

7 May 2002

Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide a scheme under which individuals may arrange for their debts to be paid under payment programmes; to create a new diligence in relation to corporeal moveable property owned by a debtor; to make special provision for the use of that diligence in relation to property kept in dwellinghouses; to abolish poindings and warrant sales; and for connected purposes.  (SP Bill 52) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace
Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson, Ms Margaret Curran, Hugh Henry

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 52-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 52-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.