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Thursday 2 March 2000

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



New Bills introduced on 1 March 2000

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to protect wild mammals from being hunted with dogs; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 10) (Member's Bill)

Introduced by: Mike Watson

Supported by: Tricia Marwick

A Financial Memorandum (and Presiding Officer's statement on legislative competence) (SP Bill 10-FM) was printed to accompany the Bill.


Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish a framework for securing the observance of high standards of conduct by councillors and other persons holding public appointments; and to repeal section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 and make provision as to how councils are to exercise functions which relate principally to children. (SP Bill 9) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ms Wendy Alexander

Supported by: Mr Sam Galbraith, Mr Jack McConnell, Mr Frank McAveety

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 9-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 9-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.


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*, Ms Sandra White*, Euan Robson*


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)

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*, Margaret Ewing*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*

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