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Thursday 11 January 2001

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



New Bills introduced or reprinted on 10 January 2001

Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to amend certain enactments relating to the sentencing and release of life prisoners, the constitution of the Parole Board, legal advice and assistance and legal aid, homosexual offences and the appointment and removal of the procurator fiscal of the Lyon Court which are or may be incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights; and to enable further changes in the law where it is or may be incompatible with the Convention. (SP Bill 25) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Supported by: Iain Gray

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 25-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 25-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.

Mr Lloyd Quinan: Proposed Abolition of NHS Prescription Charges Bill—Proposal for a Bill to abolish all prescription charges on the NHS. (lodged 19 December 2000)

Supported by: Alex Neil, Margo MacDonald, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Gil Paterson, Dennis Canavan, Tommy Sheridan

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 that it applies to any person in charge of a dog who allows it to deposit excrement in any public place and 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 local authority employees, without the requirement for a corroborating witness. (lodged 4 January 2001)

Supported by: Brian Monteith, Bill Aitken, David McLetchie, Dennis Canavan, Nick Johnston, David Davidson, Colin Campbell, Murray Tosh, Bruce Crawford, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie McGrigor, Margo MacDonald, Donald Gorrie, Mary Mulligan, Sylvia Jackson, Alex Fergusson, Ben Wallace, David Mundell*


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