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ANNEX A

BILLS INTRODUCED

The following Bills were introduced on the dates shown—

15 May 2003
Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to regulate matters relating to navigation and fishing in connection with the provision of an offshore wind farm in navigable waters within the Solway Firth; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 1) (Private Bill)

Introduced by: Offshore Energy Resources Limited and Solway Offshore Limited

Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to authorise the reconstruction of a railway from Stirling to Kincardine; to authorise the construction of the Alloa Eastern Link Road, necessitated by the railway; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 2) (Private Bill)

Introduced by: Clackmannanshire Council

23 June 2003

Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the provision of primary medical services; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 4) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Malcolm Chisholm
Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe

Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the use of special measures for the purpose of taking the evidence of children and other vulnerable witnesses in criminal or civil proceedings; to provide for evidential presumptions in criminal proceedings where certain reports of identification procedures are lodged as productions; to make provision about the admissibility of expert psychological or psychiatric evidence as to subsequent behaviour of the complainer in criminal proceedings in respect of certain offences; to enable the prohibition of the personal conduct of the defence in criminal proceedings in which a vulnerable witness is to give evidence; to make provision about the admissibility of certain evidence bearing on the character, conduct or condition of witnesses in proceedings before a sheriff relating to the establishment of grounds of referral to children’s hearings; to abolish the competence test for witnesses in criminal and civil proceedings; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 5) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Cathy Jamieson
Supported by: Peter Peacock, Hugh Henry

29 September 2003

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the conservation of biodiversity; to make further provision in relation to the conservation and enhancement of certain aspects of Scotland’s natural heritage; to amend the law relating to the protection of certain birds, animals and plants; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 9) (Executive Bill)
Introduced by:  Ross Finnie
Supported by:   Allan Wilson
Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 9-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 9-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, in connection with proceedings in the High Court of Justiciary, for the holding of preliminary hearings prior to the trial diet and to require any solicitor engaged by the accused to notify the Court and the prosecutor of his engagement, withdrawal and dismissal; to make new provision as to the alteration and continuation of the trial diet in proceedings in the High Court; to make new provision as to the procedure where the trial diet in proceedings in the High Court does not proceed; to amend the time limit for commencement of the trial in proceedings in the High Court; in connection with solemn criminal proceedings generally, to amend the consequences of failure to comply with time limits, to remove the requirement for a warrant to be issued for citation of the accused, witnesses and jurors, to enable the trial to be conducted in the absence of the accused in certain circumstances, to provide for the apprehension, detention and release on bail of reluctant witnesses and to restate with modifications certain provisions in relation to the raising of preliminary pleas and issues; to enable persons to be released on bail subject to a requirement that their compliance with conditions of bail restricting their movements be remotely monitored; to make provision entitling the prosecutor to be heard on certain applications relating to bail; to make further provision as to the matters to be dealt with by the sheriff court at a first diet in solemn proceedings; to make new provision as to the procedure to be followed by the court in sentencing offenders who have pled guilty; to increase from three to five years the maximum extended sentence that may be imposed by a sheriff on persons convicted on indictment of certain violent and sexual offences; to make new provision as to the citation of witnesses for precognition by the prosecutor; and for connected purposes (SP Bill 10) (Executive Bill)
Introduced by:  Cathy Jamieson
Supported by:  Hugh Henry

28 October 2003
Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for additional support in connection with the school education of children and young persons having additional support needs; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 11) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by:  Peter Peacock
Supported by:  Euan Robson

29 October 2003

Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in connection with antisocial behaviour; to make provision about criminal justice; to make provision in relation to child welfare; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 12) (Executive Bill)
Introduced by:  Ms Margaret Curran
Supported by:  Cathy Jamieson, Peter Peacock, Ross Finnie, Mrs Mary Mulligan

17 November 2003

Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to require the provision of fire sprinkler systems in houses in multiple occupation and sheltered housing; to enable the Scottish Ministers to extend these provisions to other categories of residential premises; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 13) (Member's Bill)
Introduced by:  Michael Matheson

21 November 2003

Local Governance (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the election of councillors by single transferable vote and in relation to candidates to be councillor; to make provision in relation to certain restrictions upon being a councillor and upon former councillors; to make new provision about remuneration for and other payments to councillors; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 14) (Executive Bill)
Introduced by:  Mr Andy Kerr
Supported by:  Tavish Scott

2 December 2003

Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 4A) (Executive Bill)
Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 5A) (Executive Bill)
16 December 2003
Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make it an offence to prevent or stop a child who is permitted to be in a public place or licensed premises from being fed milk in that place or on those premises; to make provision in relation to the promotion of breastfeeding; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 15) (Member's Bill)
Introduced by:  Elaine Smith

18 December 2003

Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 4B) (Executive Bill).

29 January 2004
Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to authorise the construction and operation of a tram line in Edinburgh forming a loop from St Andrew Square, along Leith Walk to Leith, west to Granton, south to Haymarket and back to St Andrew Square via Princes Street; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 17) (Private Bill)
Introduced by:  The City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to authorise the construction and operation of a tram line in Edinburgh following a western course from St Andrew Square, via Princes Street, Haymarket, Murrayfield and South Gyle to Edinburgh Airport and Newbridge; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 18) (Private Bill)
Introduced by:  The City of Edinburgh Council

30 January 2004
Tenements (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about the boundaries and pertinents of properties comprised in tenements and for the regulation of the rights and duties of the owners of properties comprised in tenements; to make minor amendments of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 9); and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 19) (Executive Bill)
Introduced by:  Ms Margaret Curran
Supported by:  Cathy Jamieson, Mrs Mary Mulligan

3 February 2004

Prohibition of Smoking in Regulated Areas (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to prohibit persons from smoking in regulated areas; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 20) (Member's Bill)
Introduced by:  Mr Stewart Maxwell

3 March 2004

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 9A) (Executive Bill)
4 March 2004
Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed. (SP Bill 5B) (Executive Bill)

10 March 2004

Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 11A) (Executive Bill)

22 March 2004

Emergency Workers (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make it an offence to assault or impede persons who are providing emergency services; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 21) (Executive Bill)
Introduced by:  Mr Andy Kerr
Supported by:  Tavish Scott

23 March 2004

National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 6A) (Executive Bill)

24 March 2004

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 10A) (Executive Bill)

29 March 2004

School Education (Ministerial Powers and Independent Schools) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to confer power on the Scottish Ministers, following inspection of a public or grant-aided school or of an education authority, to direct the school managers or the authority to take specified action; to provide that all non-public schools which provide full-time education for pupils of school age are independent schools; to abolish provisional registration of independent schools; to make amended provision for the registration and regulation of independent schools; to provide for appeals to the sheriff principal against certain decisions by the Scottish Ministers in relation to such schools; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 22) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by:  Peter Peacock
Supported by:  Euan Robson
Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 11B) (Executive Bill).

5 May 2004

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 9B) (Executive Bill).