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BUSINESS BULLETIN 190 / 2000

Friday 8 December 2000

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

 

 

 

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 7 December 2000

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) (No.2) Bill -A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the payment by certain persons of the graduate endowment; to make provision in relation to the use of income arising from the graduate endowment for the purposes of the financial support of students; to make further provision as respects financial support for students; and to make provision exempting students from liability for council tax. (SP Bill 22) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ms Wendy Alexander

Supported by: Mr Alasdair Morrison, Nicol Stephen

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 22-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 22-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

Bills withdrawn on 7 December 2000

Education (Graduate Endowment and Student Support) (Scotland) Bill -The Bill, introduced on 5 October 2000, was withdrawn. (SP Bill 21) (Executive Bill)

 

New Amendments to Bills lodged on 7 December 2000

<Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Bill> - Stage <2>

Before section 1

Mr John Home Robertson

10 Before section 1, insert-=]]

<Report on operation of this Act

(1) The Scottish Ministers shall, within 2 years of the coming into force of this Act, report on-

(a) the application and enforcement of regulations made under this Act;

(b) the numbers of salmon and sea trout in each salmon fishery district, identifying those covered by regulations made under this Act; and

(c) whether, in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers-

(i) the constitution or composition of district salmon fishery boards; or

(ii) the boundaries of district salmon fishery boards should be altered in order to contribute towards the conservation and management of salmon

(2) A report under subsection (1) shall be-

(a) published in such manner as the Scottish Ministers think fit; and

(b) laid before the Scottish Parliament.>

Richard Lochhead

Supported by: Fergus Ewing

11 Before section 1, insert─

<Report on district salmon fishery boards

The Scottish Ministers shall, within one year of the coming into force of this Act, publish in such manner as they think fit and lay before the Scottish Parliament a report setting out the membership of every district fishery board.>

Section 1

Euan Robson

12 In section 1, page 1, line 18, leave out from <of salmon> and insert <, protection and improvement of salmon fisheries>

Fergus Ewing

Supported by: Richard Lochhead

13 In section 1, page 2, line 4, at end insert-

<( ) require a proprietor or owner to allow any person authorised for the purpose by the Scottish Ministers or a district salmon fishery board to enter land or gain access to water at any reasonable time for the purpose of collecting information required under paragraph (a);>

Euan Robson

14 In section 1, page 2, line 7, at end insert-

<( ) require a district salmon fisheries board, or where none such exists, persons having an interest in fishing for or taking salmon, to prepare a plan or plans to improve river and riparian habitats for salmon.>

Mr Mike Rumbles

15 In section 1, page 3, line 34, after <regulations;> insert-

<( ) the reference in paragraph 3 to the persons to be consulted shall be construed to include the district salmon fishery board (if any) for the district that would be affected by the regulations;>

Fergus Ewing

Supported by: Richard Lochhead

16 In section 1, page 3, line 40, at end insert-

<Commission on salmon mortality

(1) The Scottish Ministers shall establish a Commission on salmon mortality, consisting of such members as they may from time to time appoint.

(2) It shall be the duty of the commission to provide advice to the Scottish Ministers on causes of freshwater and marine mortality of salmon.

(3) Before appointing a person to be a member of the Commission the Scottish Ministers shall consult such persons or bodies as they think fit.

(4) The Scottish Ministers may, by order made by statutory instrument, make further provision about the establishment and operation of the commission; and such a statutory instrument shall be subject to annulment pursuant to a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

(5) As soon as is practicable after the end of each financial year, the Commission shall prepare a report on its activities during that year and send a copy of the report to the Scottish Ministers.

(6) The Scottish Ministers shall publish any report under subsection (5) in such manner as they think fit and lay it before the Scottish Parliament.>

After section 1

Fergus Ewing

Supported by: Richard Lochhead

17 After section 1, insert-

<Amendment of section 15 of the 1986 Act

In section 15 of the 1986 Act (financial powers and duties of district salmon fishery boards), after subsection (1) insert-

"(1A) A report under subsection (1) shall-

(a) include the roll prepared by the clerk under section 11(9)(a);

(b) be published or otherwise made available to the public by the board;

(c) be made to the Scottish Ministers, who shall lay it before the Scottish Parliament.>

After section 2

Fergus Ewing

Supported by: Richard Lochhead

18 After section 2, insert-

<Amendment of Schedule 2 to the 1986 Act

In paragraph 6 of Schedule 2 to the 1986 Act (membership of district salmon fishery boards)-

(a) the word "and" at the end of head (a) is repealed; and

(b) after head (b) insert "; and

(c) for each local authority within whose area any part of the district salmon fishery board's area lies and which wishes to appoint a member to the committee, a member appointed by that authority;">



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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