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F: Motions and Amendments
G: Bills
H: New Documents
I: Petitions lodged
K: Progress of Parliamentary business

 

Business Bulletin No. 25/2002

Friday 8 February 2002

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments

  

New amendments to Bills lodged on 7 February 2002

Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Section 1

David Mundell

26 In section 1, page 1, line 4, after <dog> insert <in such a way as to cause unnecessary suffering>

Section 1D

Rhoda Grant

27 In section 1D, page 3, line 10, after <certificate> insert <or a valid visitors' firearm or shotgun permit>

Section 1F

David Mundell

28 In section 1F, page 3, line 25, after <despatch> insert <for the purposes of such control>

David Mundell

29 In section 1F, page 3, line 26, after <if> insert <that person reasonably believes that>

David Mundell

30 In section 1F, page 3, line 26, after <no> insert <more>

David Mundell

31 In section 1F, page 3, line 26, leave out <practical and safe method of humane despatch> and insert <more beneficial (in terms of animal welfare) method of control>

Section 5

David Mundell

32 In section 5, page 5, line 3, leave out <section 3(1)> and insert <any of the exceptions set out in this Act>

After section 6

Alex Fergusson

33 After section 6, insert-

<Compensation for affected businesses

(1) The Scottish Ministers may make by order a scheme for the making of payments by them to persons in respect of losses (of any kind) incurred by those persons as a result of those persons' businesses or employment being directly affected by the enactment or coming into force of section 1.

(2) Any such scheme must, in particular-

(a) specify the losses in respect of which payments are to be made,

(b) specify the businesses 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.

(3) The order making any such scheme may provide for any dispute as to a person's entitlement to payments under the scheme, or the amount of any such payment, to be determined by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland on such basis and subject to such procedure as the order may specify.

(4) Before making any such scheme, the Scottish Ministers 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) Any order made under this section is to be made by statutory instrument and is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.>

Water Industry (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3

Section 1

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

2 In section 1, page 1, line 15, at end insert <in relation to the provision of services by it in the exercise of its core functions>

Section 2

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

3 In section 2, page 2, line 2, at end insert <in relation to the provision of services by Scottish Water in the exercise of its core functions>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

4 In section 2, page 2, line 5, at end insert <in relation to such provision>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

5 In section 2, page 2, line 7, after <customers> insert <in relation to such provision>

Section 3

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

6 In section 3, page 2, line 18, after <its> insert <core>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

7 In section 3, page 2, line 37, at end insert-

<in the exercise of its core functions>

Section 5

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

8 In section 5, page 3, line 14, at end insert-

<( ) A report under subsection (1)(a) must include a summary of-

(a) action taken by the Commissioner during the year to which the report relates in response to such representations, reports and recommendations as are mentioned in section 2(5), and

(b) where the Commissioner has decided during that year not to take any action in response to any such representation, report or recommendation, the reasons for that decision.

( ) A report under subsection (1)(a) must set out any directions under section 1 which have been given to the Commissioner during the period to which the report relates.>

Section 21

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

9 In section 21, page 10, line 32, leave out subsection (2)

Section 25

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

10 In section 25, page 11, line 24, after <activity> insert <(whether in Scotland or elsewhere)>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

11 In section 25, page 11, line 27, after <anything> insert <(whether in Scotland or elsewhere)>

Section 26

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

12 In section 26, page 12, line 22, after <practice> insert <(a "customer standards code")>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

13 In section 26, page 12, line 30, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

14 In section 26, page 12, line 36, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

15 In section 26, page 12, line 37, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

16 In section 26, page 12, line 39, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

17 In section 26, page 13, line 1, leave out from <take> to end of line 2 and insert <publish the approved customer standards code and provide a copy of the code to any person who requests it.>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

18 In section 26, page 13, line 4, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

19 In section 26, page 13, line 7, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Section 27

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

20 In section 27, page 13, line 11, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

21 In section 27, page 13, line 20, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

22 In section 27, page 13, line 30, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

23 In section 27, page 13, line 32, leave out <code of practice> and insert <customer standards code>

After section 27

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

24 After section 27, insert-

<Consultation code

(1) Scottish Water must prepare and submit to the Scottish Ministers a code of practice (a "consultation code") making provision as to the consultation which it will carry out in relation to-

(a) proposals for, and

(b) the undertaking of,

any significant activity in the exercise of its core functions.

(2) The consultation code must, in particular, make provision-

(a) as to consultation with persons who live, work or carry on business in any area significantly affected by such an activity, or who represent the interests of such persons,

(b) as to the manner of such consultation, the information to be provided to consultees and the time to be allowed for consultees to express views,

(c) for Scottish Water to have regard to the views of the persons consulted in pursuance of the code,

and may make different provision in relation to different cases or descriptions of case.

(3) Before submitting the consultation code to the Scottish Ministers, Scottish Water-

(a) must consult each Water Customer Consultation Panel on the code and have regard to any comments on it made by any Panel, and

(b) may adjust the code in light of those comments.

(4) The Scottish Ministers may approve the consultation code-

(a) without modifications, or

(b) with such modifications as, after consulting Scottish Water, they think fit.

(5) A consultation code submitted to the Scottish Ministers under subsection (1) comes into force only when it is approved in accordance with subsection (4).

(6) Scottish Water must publish the approved consultation code and provide a copy of the code to any person who requests it.

(7) Scottish Water must endeavour to comply with the approved consultation code; but contravention of the code does not of itself give rise to any criminal or civil liability.

(8) Subject to subsection (1), Scottish Water may from time to time-

(a) vary, or

(b) revoke or replace,

the consultation code; and this section applies to the varied or new code as it does to the original code.>

Section 28

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

25 In section 28, page 14, line 10, leave out <34> and insert <34A>

Section 36

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

26 In section 36, page 20, line 12, leave out <or 13>

Section 37

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

27 In section 37, page 20, line 20, leave out <liable instead> and insert <instead exempt from such liability or liable>

After section 46

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

28 After section 46, insert-

<Economy, efficiency and effectiveness

Scottish Water must, in exercising its functions, seek to ensure that its resources are used economically, efficiently and effectively.>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

29 After section 46, insert-

<Public access to land held by Scottish Water

(1) The Scottish Ministers, in exercising their functions under or by virtue of this Act, the 1968 Act or the 1980 Act and Scottish Water, in exercising its functions, must have regard to the desirability of preserving for the public any freedom of access (including access for recreational purposes) to land held by Scottish Water.

(2) This section is without prejudice to section 47(1) and (2)(a).>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

30 After section 46, insert-

<Sustainable development

(1) Scottish Water must, in exercising its functions, act in the way best calculated to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.

(2) Subsection (1) applies so far as is consistent with the purposes of any enactment relating to the functions of Scottish Water.

(3) In complying with subsection (1) Scottish Water must have regard to any guidance for the time being issued by the Scottish Ministers.>

Section 47

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

31 In section 47, page 25, line 11, leave out from beginning to <apply> in line 13 and insert <Subsection (3) applies>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

32 In section 47, page 25, line 16, leave out subsection (6)

Section 50

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

33 In section 50, page 27, line 14, at end insert-

<( ) A report prepared under subsection (3)(b) must include-

(a) a description of the manner in which Scottish Water has complied, during the period to which the report relates, with its duties under sections 26, (Consultation code), (Economy, efficiency and effectiveness) and (Sustainable development), and

(b) the reasons for any failure, during that period, to comply with its duties under sections 26 and (Consultation code).>

After section 55

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

34 After section 55, insert-

<Works in connection with metering

After section 24A of the 1980 Act insert-

"24B Works in connection with metering

(1) This section applies where, in relation to any premises ("the premises concerned"), the conditions specified in subsection (2) are satisfied.

(2) The conditions referred to in subsection (1) are that-

(a) Scottish Water is supplying or proposes to supply water to the premises,

(b) such supply is or is to be by meter, and

(c) there is a service pipe which is connected with a water main vested in Scottish Water and by which a supply of water is or could be provided to those premises.

(3) Where this section applies, Scottish Water may serve a notice on the owner of the premises concerned requiring the execution, within such period of not less than 3 months as the notice shall specify, of such of the works mentioned in subsection (4) as the notice may specify.

(4) The works referred to in subsection (3) are, in relation to the premises concerned-

(a) works consisting of the installation and connection of any meter for use in determining the quantity of water supplied to the premises,

(b) where a supply of water is or could be provided by the service pipe referred to in subsection (2)(c) to other premises as well as the premises concerned, works consisting of the installation, for any purpose connected with the installation or connection of such a meter, of a separate service pipe for the premises concerned, but only to the extent that such a pipe will constitute a supply pipe and is not required to be laid in a road,

(c) works for the purpose of maintaining, repairing, disconnecting or removing-

(i) any meter which has been installed for use in determining the quantity of water supplied to the premises, or

(ii) any pipes or apparatus installed in the course of any works specified in this section, and

(d) any other works appearing to Scottish Water to be necessary or expedient for any purpose connected with the carrying out of any works specified in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), including the installation and connection of any pipes or other apparatus on the premises and the alteration or removal of any of the plumbing of the premises.

(5) In the case of any of the works mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (4) and paragraph (c)(i) of that subsection so far as relating to maintenance and repair of a meter, Scottish Water may execute the works itself instead of requiring the owner, under subsection (3), to execute the works.

(6) If an owner upon whom a notice has been served under subsection (3) fails to comply with it, Scottish Water may itself execute the works which the owner was required by the notice to execute.

(7) Where Scottish Water has served a notice under that subsection requiring the execution of the works mentioned in paragraph (b) of subsection (4), it shall, within 14 days after those works have been executed, lay so much of the separate service pipe referred to in that paragraph as will constitute a communication pipe or a supply pipe to be laid in a road and shall make all necessary connections.

(8) Scottish Water may recover from the owner of the premises concerned any expenses reasonably incurred by it in executing any works under subsection (5), (6) or (7).

(9) Subsection (8) is without prejudice to the rights and obligations, as between themselves, of the owner and occupier of the premises.">

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

35 After section 55, insert-

<Contravention of water byelaws: penalties and proceedings

(1) Section 72 (general provisions as to byelaws) of the 1980 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (3) (maximum level of penalty), for "level 4" substitute "level 5".

(3) After that subsection, insert-

"(3A) Subject to subsection (3B), proceedings for any offence against such byelaws may be commenced at any time-

(a) within 6 months after the date on which evidence sufficient in the opinion of the procurator fiscal to justify the proceedings came to the procurator fiscal's knowledge, or

(b) where such evidence was reported to the procurator fiscal by Scottish Water, within 6 months after the date on which it came to Scottish Water's knowledge.

(3B) No such proceedings shall be commenced more than 3 years after-

(a) the date of the commission of the offence, or

(b) in the case of a continuing offence, the last date on which the offence was committed.

(3C) Subsection (3) of section 136 (time limit for certain offences) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46) applies for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of that section.

(3D) For the purposes of subsection (3A), a certificate signed by or on behalf of the procurator fiscal or, as the case may be, Scottish Water, and stating the date on which evidence such as is mentioned in that subsection came to the procurator fiscal's or, as the case may be, Scottish Water's knowledge shall be conclusive evidence of that fact.

(3E) A certificate stating that matter and purporting to be so signed shall be deemed to be so signed unless the contrary is proved.">

Schedule 1

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

36 In schedule 1, page 34, line 6, at end insert-

<( ) The Convener is not to be regarded as a servant or agent of the Crown and does not have any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.>

Schedule 3

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

37 In schedule 3, page 37, line 20, at end insert-

<(1A) The number of non-executive members must exceed the number of executive members by at least 2.>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

38 In schedule 3, page 37, line 23, at end insert-

<(2A) One of the non-executive members to be appointed under sub-paragraph (2) must be a person appearing to the Scottish Ministers to have special knowledge of the interests of the employees of Scottish Water.

(2B) Before inviting applications for appointment as that member, the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons representing those employees as they think fit as to-

(a) the particular knowledge of such interests, and

(b) any other attributes,

that persons seeking such appointment should possess.>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

39 In schedule 3, page 40, line 20, at end insert-

<( ) Until the first appointment of the non-executive member mentioned in sub-paragraph (2A) of paragraph 2-

(a) sub-paragraph (1)(a) of that paragraph has effect as if for "5" there were substituted "4",

(b) sub-paragraph (1A) of that paragraph has effect as if for "2" there were substituted "1", and

(c) the constitution of Scottish Water, and the validity of any of its proceedings or actings, may not be questioned by reason only that sub-paragraph (2A) of that paragraph has not been complied with.

( ) Sub-paragraph (1)(c) of this paragraph is without prejudice to paragraph 10.>

Schedule 5

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

40 In schedule 5, page 42, line 16, leave out <15(4)> and insert <15(1) and (4)>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

41 In schedule 5, page 42, line 23, leave out <24(2)> and insert <24>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

42 In schedule 5, page 43, line 10, at end insert-

<section 15(1),>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

43 In schedule 5, page 44, line 13, at end insert-

<section 38(2),>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

44 In schedule 5, page 44, line 20, leave out from beginning to <place> in line 21 and insert-

<( ) for "their", in both places>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

45 In schedule 5, page 45, line 1, leave out from <the> to end of line 3 and insert <each place where it occurs substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

46 In schedule 5, page 45, leave out line 28 and insert-

<(ii) for "their" substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

47 In schedule 5, page 46, line 3, leave out from beginning to <places> in line 4 and insert <for "their" in each place>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

48 In schedule 5, page 47, leave out lines 20 to 28 and insert-

<(a) in subsection (1)-

(i) after "their" insert "or, as the case may be, its",

(ii) for "the authority in question" substitute "the local authority or, as the case may be, Scottish Water",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

49 In schedule 5, page 47, line 32, at end insert-

<( ) after "them" in both places where it occurs insert "or, as the case may be, it",

( ) after "question" insert "or, as the case may be, Scottish Water",

( ) after "think" insert "or it thinks",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

50 In schedule 5, page 48, line 3, leave out <(1)> and insert <21(1)>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

51 In schedule 5, page 48, line 33, leave out paragraph 26

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

52 In schedule 5, page 49, line 15, leave out from <the> to end of line 16 and insert <for "their" substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

53 In schedule 5, page 49, line 32, at end insert-

<( ) for "the authority" in the second place where that expression occurs substitute "Scottish Water".>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

54 In schedule 5, page 49, leave out line 35 and insert-

<(i) for "their" substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

55 In schedule 5, page 50, leave out lines 4 to 6 and insert <for "their" in each place where it occurs substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

56 In schedule 5, page 50, leave out lines 9 to 12

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

57 In schedule 5, page 50, leave out line 29

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

58 In schedule 5, page 51, leave out line 2 and insert-

<( ) for the definition of "area" substitute-

""area", in relation to Scottish Water, means the area comprising all of the local government areas established by virtue of section 1 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39);",>

Schedule 6

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

59 In schedule 6, page 51, leave out line 19 and insert-

<(b) for "their" substitute "its".>

Robin Harper

60 In schedule 6, page 51, line 19, at end insert-

<( ) After subsection (1) insert-

"(1A) In performing the duty under subsection (1), Scottish Water shall ensure that no substances are added to the supply of water for medicinal purposes, unless a direction to do so is given by the Scottish Minister in circumstances where they consider that, unless a substance specified in the direction is so added, there will be an imminent danger to public health.">

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

61 In schedule 6, page 51, leave out lines 22 and 23 and insert-

<(b) for "their" in both places where it occurs substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

62 In schedule 6, page 51, leave out line 33 and insert-

<(e) for "their" substitute "its".>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

63 In schedule 6, page 51, line 36, leave out from <substitute> to end of line 1 on page 52 and insert <in both places where it occurs substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

64 In schedule 6, page 52, leave out line 5 and insert-

<(b) for "their" substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

65 In schedule 6, page 52, line 34, leave out <Scotland> and insert <its limits of supply>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

66 In schedule 6, page 52, line 36, after <"their"> insert <in the second place where it occurs>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

67 In schedule 6, page 54, leave out line 2 and insert-

<(b) for "the authority" substitute "Scottish Water".>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

68 In schedule 6, page 56, leave out lines 8 to 10 and insert-

<(b) for "their" in the second place where it occurs substitute "its".>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

69 In schedule 6, page 56, leave out lines 13 to 16 and insert-

<(b) in paragraph (a)-

(i) for "their" in the second place where it occurs substitute "its",

(ii) after "them" insert "or, as the case may be, it",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

70 In schedule 6, page 56, line 25, leave out from <for> to end of line 30 and insert-

<(a) for "a water authority" substitute "Scottish Water",

(b) for "that water authority" substitute "Scottish Water",

(c) for "the water authority" substitute "Scottish Water",

(d) for "they consider" substitute "it considers".>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

71 In schedule 6, page 57, line 26, leave out from <"the> to end of line and insert <"a water authority" substitute "Scottish Water",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

72 In schedule 6, page 58, leave out line 13 and insert-

<(c) for paragraph (a) substitute-

"(aa) where the conditions set out in subsection (2) of section 24B are satisfied in relation to the premises, for the purpose of carrying out any survey or tests to determine-

(i) whether the carrying out of any works by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (4) of that section is practicable,

(ii) whether it is necessary or expedient for any purpose connected with the carrying out of any works by virtue of either of those paragraphs for any other works to be carried out, or

(iii) how any works specified in that subsection should be carried out;

(ab) for the purpose of inspecting, examining or testing-

(i) any meter which is on the premises and which is used by Scottish Water for measuring the quantity of water supplied, or

(ii) any pipes or apparatus installed in the course of any works which were carried out for any purpose which is connected with the installation, connection, testing, maintenance or repair of any such meter;

(ac) for the purpose of ascertaining from any such meter the quantity of water supplied to the premises;">

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

73 In schedule 6, page 59, leave out lines 17 to 21 and insert-

<(4) Subsections (3) and (4) are repealed.>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

74 In schedule 6, page 60, line 26, leave out from <limits> to end of line and insert <substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

75 In schedule 6, page 61, line 17, at end insert-

<( ) for "the local authority" in both places where that expression occurs substitute "Scottish Water".

( ) In subsection (4)-

(a) for "the local authority" in both places where that expression occurs substitute "Scottish Water",

(b) for "them" substitute "it".>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

76 In schedule 6, page 62, leave out line 20 and insert-

<(f) for "that authority" substitute "Scottish Water".>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

77 In schedule 6, page 63, leave out line 26

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

78 In schedule 6, page 64, leave out lines 33 and 34 and insert-

<( ) for the definition of "area" substitute-

""area", in relation to Scottish Water, means the area comprising all of the local government areas established by virtue of section 1 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39);",

( ) for the definition of "limits of supply" substitute-

""limits of supply", in relation to Scottish Water, means the area of Scottish Water;"

( ) the definition of "water authority" is repealed,>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

79 In schedule 6, page 65, line 38, leave out from <limits> to end of line and insert <substitute "its",>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

80 In schedule 6, page 67, line 30, at end insert-

<( ) for "three months" substitute "such period of not less than three months as the notice shall specify",>

Schedule 7

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

81 In schedule 7, page 70, line 9, leave out <(10)> and insert <(11)>

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

82 In schedule 7, page 70, line 19, at end insert-

<(c) in paragraph (a), for "paragraph (a)" substitute "paragraphs (aa) to (ac)">

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

83 In schedule 7, page 75, line 7, leave out from <and> to end of line 9

Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

84 In schedule 7, page 75, line 33, leave out <limits of supply" substitute "Scotland"> and insert <substitute "its">

 

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 John McAllion: Proposed Child Witness Prevention of Delays (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill requiring that any criminal trial in which a child is to be cited as a witness must commence within a timescale equivalent to the maximum period of time in which an accused person could be detained in custody.

(lodged 6 February 2002)

Supported by: Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Margaret Jamieson, Scott Barrie, Janis Hughes, George Lyon, Mr Mike Rumbles, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Adam Ingram, Michael Matheson, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Jamie Stone

 

 

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