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Tuesday 21 November 2000

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



New Amendments to Bills lodged on 20 November 2000

Transport (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 70

        Sarah Boyack

289 In section 70, page 40, line 29, at end insert—

<(4BC)Where a constable has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a badge produced to the constable under subsection (4BA) above has been used for or in connection with the commission of an offence under subsection (4B) above, the constable may require the person who produced the badge—

(a) to surrender the badge to the constable; and

(b) to supply the constable with his name and address.

(4BD)A person who fails to comply with a requirement made under subsection (4BC)(b) above shall be guilty of an offence.">

        Sarah Boyack

290 In section 70, page 40, line 30, leave out <"or (4BB)"> and insert <", (4BB) or (4BD)">

        Sarah Boyack

291 In section 70, page 40, line 32, leave out <subsection (4BA)> and insert <subsections (4BA) and (4BC)>

After section 70

        Robin Harper

265A As an amendment to amendment 265, line 5, after <zones> insert <or quiet lanes>

        Robin Harper

265B As an amendment to amendment 265, line 20, at end insert—

<( ) improve public health by promoting physical activity; or

( ) promote social inclusion>

        Robin Harper

265C As an amendment to amendment 265, line 43, at end insert—

<"quiet lane" means a public road, in a rural area, designated as such under subsection (1) above, on which pedestrians and pedal cyclists have priority over motor vehicles.>


        Robin Harper

292 After section 70, insert—

<Employer Transport Audits

Employer Transport Audits

(1) Every company or organisation employing more than a specified number of persons shall submit to the Scottish Ministers by specified dates estimates of the amount of freight transport and passenger travel directly attributable to their activities (including employees’ travel to and from work).

(2) In subsection (1) "specified" means specified in regulations made under this section; and dates shall not be so specified that are less than three years apart.>

After section 72

Fiona McLeod

Supported by: Bruce Crawford

293 After section 72, insert—

<Disabled Persons Travel Advisory Committee

Disabled Persons Travel Advisory Committee

(1) The Scottish Ministers shall establish a Disabled Persons Travel Advisory Committee.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Committee to—

(a) report to the Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament on matters affecting the travel needs of disabled persons in Scotland; and

(b) consider such other matters relating to public and private passenger travel in Scotland—

(i) as may be referred to it by the Scottish Ministers or by resolution of the Scottish Parliament; or

(ii) as the Committee itself thinks fit.

(3) The Scottish Ministers shall, by order, make provision regarding the composition of the Committee, including the proportion of disabled members of the Committee, and may make such other provision about the role and operation of the Committee as they think appropriate.>

        Mr Murray Tosh

Supported by: Des McNulty

294 After section 72, insert—

<Unreasonably prolonged works

Charges for unreasonably prolonged works

The Scottish Ministers shall exercise their power to make regulations under section 133 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c.22) (charge for occupation of the road where works unreasonably prolonged).>

Section 75

        Sarah Boyack

295 In substitution for amendment 131

In section 75, page 42, line 36, leave out <52(5)> and insert <(Bus User Complaints Tribunal)(1)>


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.

Linda Fabiani: Proposed Scottish Forests Bill—Proposal for a Bill to transfer certain rights, interests and functions of the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Ministers to local authorities, planning authorities or other local bodies in order to establish local management of Scottish forests, particularly in relation to economic, social and environmental development; and to establish a mechanism for co-ordination between local authorities. (lodged 20 November 2000)

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Michael Russell*, Sandra White*, Tricia Marwick*, Kenny MacAskill*, Andrew Welsh*, Kenneth Gibson*, Lloyd Quinan*, Adam Ingram*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona McLeod*


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