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Wednesday 1 March 2000

Section G -   Bills, amendments to Bills and proposals for members’ Bills



New Bills introduced on 29 February 2000

Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend the Census Act 1920 to enable particulars about religion to be gathered. (SP Bill 8) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 8-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 8-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.


New amendments to Bills lodged on 29 February 2000

Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 17

Maureen Macmillan

1        In section 17, page 9, line 27, at end insert <; or

( ) that—

(i) the land which by virtue of this section would become the dominant tenement adjoins the land which would become the servient tenement;

(ii) the two areas of land were formerly part of the same agricultural unit; and

(iii) the real burden was originally imposed on the land which would become the servient tenement to facilitate the better management and protect the continued use of that agricultural unit.>


Proposals for Members’ Bills

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Proposals that have attracted 11 supporters have those supporters’ names shown in bold. The member who lodged such a proposal has the right to introduce a Member’s Bill to give effect to that proposal under rule 9.14.

Robin Harper: Proposed Organic Food and Farming Targets Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require the Scottish Executive (a) to establish targets for the proportion of land that is certified organic, and for the proportion of food produced and marketed that is similarly certified, by a specified date; and (b) to take steps to ensure those targets are met. (lodged 10 February 2000)


Supported by: Linda Fabiani, John McAllion, Tommy Sheridan, Dennis Canavan, Alex Fergusson, George Lyon, Cathy Jamieson, Tavish Scott, Irene McGugan, Elaine Murray, Roseanna Cunningham, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Alex Johnstone, Malcolm Chisholm, Michael Russell, Rhoda Grant, Scott Barrie, Dr Winnie Ewing, Donald Gorrie*, Ms Margo MacDonald*

Christine Grahame: Proposed Alzheimer's and dementia care Bill—Proposal for a Bill to ensure that the criteria for meeting the costs of long-term personal care is the same for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia as it is for those suffering from other debilitating illnesses. (lodged 29 February 2000)

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