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Business Bulletin No. 17/2002

Tuesday 29 January 2002

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments


New amendments to Bills lodged on 28 January 2002

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill- Stage 2

Section 12

Michael Matheson

49 In section 12, page 6, line 36, leave out from <information> to end of line 4 on page 7 and insert <the same information are made to the authority and the authority estimates that, whereas the total cost of complying with both or all of the requests would exceed the amount prescribed under subsection (1), the cost of complying with one of those requests would not exceed that prescribed amount, the authority fulfils its obligation under section 1(1) in respect of the requests by-

(a) complying with whichever of those requests was received first (or, where that cannot be established, with one of those requests);

(b) making the requested information publicly available in such manner as are prescribed in the regulations (being a manner approved by the Commissioner); and

(c) informing the persons who made the other requests of where that information can be obtained.>

Section 29

Michael Matheson

50 In section 29, page 15, line 6, after <decision> insert <(or which could have been so used had such a decision been taken)>

Section 70

Michael Matheson

In substitution for amendment 47-

51 In section 70, page 35, line 24, leave out from <means> to end of line 25 and insert <has the meaning given by section (Meaning of "information")>

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.

Paul Martin: Proposed Health Boards Requirement to Consult Bill-Proposal for a Bill to require Health Boards to consult in circumstances where any changes of use of health service premises are proposed, whether those changes are on a new or existing site, and with a local right of appeal. (lodged 7 January 2002)

Supported by: Helen Eadie, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kenneth Macintosh, Gordon Jackson, Karen Gillon, Irene Oldfather, Frank McAveety, Kate MacLean, Janis Hughes, Sylvia Jackson, Pauline McNeill, Alasdair Morrison, Sandra White, Sarah Boyack, Brian Adam, Fiona McLeod, Tommy Sheridan, Michael McMahon, Jackie Baillie, Cathie Craigie, Scott Barrie, Robert Brown, John Young, Dennis Canavan*, Donald Gorrie*