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Thursday 15 June 2000

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



New Amendments to Bills Lodged on Wednesday 14 June

National Parks (Scotland) Bill– Stage 2

Section 8

Des McNulty

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson


130 In section 8, page 5, line 34, after <are> insert < put into practice in a manner that ensures high standards of environmental stewardship and sustainability, within the context of preserving and protecting the distinctive and outstanding heritage characteristics of the National Park>


Rhoda Grant


131 In section 8, page 6, line 17, after <conflict> insert <that cannot be resolved by reference to the National Park Plan,>


Schedule 2

Rhoda Grant


132 In schedule 2, page 20, line 9, at end insert <, but only to the extent that it does not compete with the commercial provision of goods and services by local businesses>


Michael Russell


133 In schedule 2, page 21, line 19, after <heritage> insert <, including the linguistic heritage, and, in particular the Gaelic and Scots linguistic heritage,>


Des McNulty

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson


134 In schedule 2, page 21, line 20, leave out from first <or> to end of line 21 and insert <, water or marine environment, or anything in, on or under it,

<( ) preventing unsafe and dangerous practices within the National Park Area,

( ) ensuring the effective management of the Park consistent with the enjoyment of its amenities by the public and the provisions of section 8(6).>


Des McNulty

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson


135 In schedule 2, page 21, line 27, at end insert—

( ) In sub-paragraph (2)(d) above, "vehicles" includes aircraft, hovercraft and powered water craft.>


Rhoda Grant


136 In schedule 2, page 23, line 7, at end insert <provided that such business or undertaking is not in direct competition with any existing business or undertaking carried on within the National Park>


Schedule 3

Michael Russell


137 In schedule 3, page 23, line 35, at end insert <;and where it does so, all such information, educational services or facilities shall be made available in the Gaelic language medium as well as in English.>


Section 11

Rhoda Grant


138 In section 11, page 7, line 5, after <period> insert <, which must be a minimum of 12 weeks,>


Rhoda Grant


139 In section 11, page 7, line 13, after <Park,> insert—

<( ) the local community, by carrying out a comprehensive planning consultation,>


Des McNulty

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson


140 In section 11, page 7, line 24, at end insert—

<( ) The Scottish Ministers must not approve a Plan unless they have specified a period of time within which it must be reviewed.>


After section 11

Des McNulty

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson


87A As an amendment to amendment 87, line 3, leave out <from time to time> and insert <, within five years of its approval,>


Section 12

Des McNulty

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson


141 In section 12, page 8, line 4, leave out from <have> to end and insert <act in accordance with the National Park Plan as adopted under section 11(7)(a) and facilitate its implementation in accordance with the National Park aims and section 8(6).>


After section 12

Des McNulty

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson


142 After section 12, insert—

<Limitations on development contrary to National Park Plans

(1) For the purposes of any planning application to a local authority, any part of whose area is within a National Park, the relevant National Park Plan shall be deemed a material consideration.

(2) Any application for development that such an authority considers to be contrary to the National Park plan shall be notified to the Scottish Ministers and shall be subject to their approval.>


Section 29

Sarah Boyack


143 Leave out section 29 and insert—

<Application in relation to marine areas

For the purposes of the application of this Act in relation to an area comprised wholly or mainly of sea, the Scottish Ministers may by order modify the following provisions—

section (The National Park aims)(d),

section 1(2)(b),

section 2(5)(a), (b) and (d) and (6),

section 3(3)(a), (b) and (d) and (4),

section 5(3)(a), (b) and (d) and (4),

section 6(1)(c) and (5),

section 11(1)(a), (b) and (d), (2) and (7)(b),

section 15,

schedule 1, paragraphs 3(2) to (4), 4, 5(3) and 8,

schedule 2, paragraphs 8(2) and 9(1)(c)

schedules 3 and 5.>

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.

Fergus Ewing: Proposed Registration of Scotland’s Land Bill—Proposal for a Bill to amend the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 to make the registration of title to land compulsory in the circumstances set out in section 2 of that Act; to make the registration of title to land in other circumstances compulsory according to a timescale or timescales to be specified by order; and to require information regarding beneficial ownership of land to be displayed on the title sheet. (lodged 23 May 2000)


Supported by: Christine Grahame, Fiona Hyslop, Alex Neil, Michael Russell, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Bruce Crawford, Dr Winnie Ewing, Alasdair Morgan, Brian Adam, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Linda Fabiani

Mr Keith Harding: Proposed Dog Fouling Bill—Proposal for a Bill to amend the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to extend the offence of dog fouling so it applies to any person in charge of a dog who allows it to deposit excrement in any public place or fails to dispose appropriately of that excrement; and to give power to impose a fixed on-the-spot penalty for such an offence to specified persons such as traffic wardens, as well as police constables, without the requirement for a corroborating witness. (lodged 14 June 2000)


Supported by: Mr Jamie McGrigor*, David Mundell*, Mr Murray Tosh*, David McLetchie*, Alex Johnstone*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mary Scanlon*


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