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BUSINESS BULLETIN 61 / 2000

Monday 3 April 2000

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

 

 
New, amendments to Bills lodged on 31 March 2000
 
 

Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill - Stage 2

Section 1

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

50 Leave out section 1
 
 

Section 2

Mr Kenneth Macintosh
 
 

51 In section 2, page 1, line 16, at end insert <in order that they can participate in creating a vibrant economy, a just and fair society and a healthy environment>
 
 

Robin Harper
 
 

52 In section 2, page 1, line 16, at end insert <; the development of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and for the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations; the development of respect for the child's parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and values, for the national values of the country from which he or she may originate, and civilisations different from his or her own; the preparation of the child for responsible life in a free society in a spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin; and the development of respect for the natural environment>
 
 

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

53 Leave out section 2
 
 

Section 4

Mr Sam Galbraith
 
 

54 In section 4, page 2, line 9, leave out <and publish> and insert <, by order made by statutory instrument,>
 
 

Mr Sam Galbraith
 
 

55 In section 4, page 2, line 12, leave out <and published>
 
 

Mr Sam Galbraith
 
 

56 In section 4, page 2, line 13, at end insert-

<(2) A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (1)(a) above shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been-
(a) laid before; and

(b) approved by a resolution of,

the Scottish Parliament.>
Section 5

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

57 Leave out section 5
 
 

Section 6

Mr Sam Galbraith
 
 

58 In section 6, page 3, line 10, leave out from <any> to second <pupils> in line 13 and insert <the persons mentioned in subsection (1A) below and after the pupils in attendance at the school>
 
 

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

59 In section 6, page 3, line 11, after <school> insert <, with teaching staff employed at the school>
 
 

Mr Sam Galbraith
 
 

60 In section 6, page 3, line 18, at end insert-

<(1A) The persons are-
(a) any School Board established for the school;

(b) the teachers employed in the school;

(c) such persons so employed as are not teachers; and

(d) such local bodies as appear to the authority to be representative of-

(i) such teachers;

(ii) such persons; or

(iii) parents of pupils in attendance at the school.>

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

61 In section 6, page 3, line 24, leave out subsections (3) to (5)
 
 

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

62 Leave out section 6
 
 

Section 7

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

63 In section 7, page 4, line 2, after second <time,> insert <and at least every five years>
 
 

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

64 In section 7, page 4, line 10, after <time> insert <and at least every five years,>
 
 

Section 12

Mr Brian Monteith
 
 

65 Leave out section 12
 
 

Section 23

Ian Jenkins
 
 

66 In section 23, page 10, line 34, leave out from <with> to the end of line 36 and insert <in support of the endeavours of those managing the school.">
 
 

Section 29

Ian Jenkins
 
 

67 In section 29, page 12, line 17, at end insert <subject to subsection (1BA) below.

(1BA) Parents shall have the right to two years pre-school education for any child aged between three and five years except that, within this entitlement, any part year taken up on behalf of the child shall be counted as if it were a full year.>
Section 40

Ian Jenkins
 
 

68 In section 40, page 16, line 8, at end insert <and for the words "subsections (2) and (3)" there shall be substituted "subsections (1B) to (3)">
 
 

Ian Jenkins
 
 

69 In section 40, page 16, line 12, at end insert-

<(1B) In determining the number of places available at a school, authorities shall have regard to the physical capacity of the school, the number of children in the school's catchment area, regulations governing class size and such other matters as the Scottish Ministers may, by regulations, specify.

(1C) Each authority shall publish annually the number of places available in each year of the school and shall accept no more children than this number; and these places shall be offered first to children resident in the catchment area of the school and, if any places remain, to children from outwith the catchment area for whom a placing request has been received.

(1D) Each authority shall publish from time to time criteria for allocating places at the schools within their area where there are more applications for places than places available; and these criteria shall take account of special educational needs, siblings already attending a school, the distance of the child's home from the school and such other matters as appear to the authority to be relevant.">

Ian Jenkins
 
 

70 In section 40, page 16, line 13, leave out subsection (4)
 
 


Revised amendments to Bills lodged on 31 March 2000

Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill - Stage 2




The following amendments are reprinted from Business Bulletin 60/2000 (Friday 31 March) with some minor corrections.
 
 

Section 1

Karen Gillon
 
 

31 In section 1, page 1, line 10, at end insert-

<(2) In making or entering into arrangements for the provision of school education, education authorities shall ensure that the welfare of children and young people is a primary consideration.

(3) In subsection (2), the welfare of children and young people shall include their physical, emotional and educational welfare and shall include safety and supervision on school transport, and the eradication of bullying within schools.>

Section 2

Karen Gillon
 
 

14A As an amendment to amendment 14, in line 1, leave out <enabling> and insert <take account of the need to direct the provision towards setting aims and establishing conditions which encourage and enable> 
 
 

Mr Jamie Stone
 
 

33A As an amendment to amendment 33, line 3, leave out <all>
 
 

After section 2

Mr Jamie Stone
 
 

35A As an amendment to amendment 35, line 7, at end insert <, subject to the welfare of the child or young person being paramount> 
 
 


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.

Euan Robson: Proposed Civil Marriages Bill-Proposal for a Bill to permit civil marriages to be solemnised at locations other than registration offices; and to authorise local authorities to license locations for that purpose and to charge fees to meet related costs and for connected purposes. (lodged 23 March 2000)

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Mike Rumbles*

 
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