Business Bulletin No. 176/2001
Thursday 29 November 2001
Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments
New amendments to Bills lodged on 28 November 2001
Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill Stage 2
Mr Jamie McGrigor
108 Leave out section 6
After section 6
Mr Mike Rumbles
In substitution for amendment 107
109 After section 6, insert
<Compensation for affected individuals and businesses
(1) The Scottish Ministers shall by order made by statutory instrument establish a Commission on Hunting Compensation, and such an order may make such further provision about the Commission as Ministers consider appropriate, including provision about the appointment of the members and staff of the Commission.
(2) The functions of the Commission shall be
(a) to establish a scheme for compensation in respect of loss of earnings, pension rights and tied accommodation (or losses of any other kind) incurred by persons whose businesses or employment are directly affected by the enactment or coming into force of this Act;
(b) to determine a claimants entitlement to compensation under the scheme and the amount of any such compensation;
(c) to pay such amounts of compensation as are determined under paragraph (b).
(3) A scheme established under subsection (2)(a) above must, in particular
(a) specify the losses in respect of which payments are to be made;
(b) specify the classes of person or types of business or employment in respect of which payments are to be made;
(c) specify the basis of valuation for determining losses;
(d) specify the amounts of payments to be made or the basis on which such amounts are to be calculated;
(e) provide for the procedure to be followed (including the time within which claims must be made and matters relating to the provision of information) in respect of claims under the scheme and for the determination of such claims,
and may make different provision for different cases or descriptions of case.
(4) Before making any such scheme, the Commission must consult such persons as they consider may be entitled to payment under the scheme and such organisations as appear to them to represent such persons.
(5) The Scottish Ministers shall, from time to time, make such payments to the Commission as they consider necessary to allow the Commission to carry out its functions.
(6) No order is to be made under subsection (1) unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.>
Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill Stage 2
7 In the long title, page 1, line 1, leave out <provide for> and insert <make provision as respects>
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 Members Bill to give effect to that proposal under Rule 9.14.
Robin Harper: Proposed Organic Food and Farming Targets BillProposal for a Bill to require the Scottish Executive (a) to establish targets to increase the proportion of land that is certified organic, by a specified date; and (b) to take steps including the preparation of an action plan to ensure those targets are met. (lodged 1 November 2001)
Supported by: Tavish Scott, Irene McGugan, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Dennis Canavan, Colin Campbell, Linda Fabiani, Kenny MacAskill, Bruce Crawford, Richard Lochhead, Fiona McLeod, Ms Margo MacDonald, Sandra White, Maureen Macmillan, Lloyd Quinan, Ian Jenkins, Alex Neil, Kenneth Gibson, Christine Grahame, Murray Tosh, Robert Brown*
Iain Smith: Proposed University of St. Andrews Medical Postgraduate Qualification BillProposal for a Bill to amend the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 to allow the University of St. Andrews to introduce a postgraduate research degree for qualified medical practitioners. (lodged 1 November 2001)
Supported by: Keith Raffan, Mr Keith Harding, Brian Monteith, Marilyn Livingstone, Murdo Fraser, Helen Eadie, Bruce Crawford, Margaret Smith, Tavish Scott, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Ian Jenkins, Scott Barrie, Tricia Marwick, Alex Neil, Lloyd Quinan*
Tricia Marwick: Proposed Proportional Representation for Local Government BillProposal for a Bill to introduce proportional representation for Local Government elections based on the Single Transferable Vote System. (lodged 21 November 2001)
Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Kay Ullrich, Richard Lochhead, Bruce Crawford, Christine Grahame, Alasdair Morgan, Irene McGugan, Alex Neill*, Shona Robison*, Lloyd Quinan*
Ms Margo MacDonald: Proposed Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) BillProposal for a Bill to enable local authorities to designate areas within their boundaries inside which it would be legal to solicit. (lodged 26 November 2001)
Supported by: Adam Ingram*, Michael Russell*, Robin Harper*, Alex Neil*, Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*, Tommy Sheridan*