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Section E : Written questions
Section F : Motions and Amendments
Section G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
Section H : New Documents
Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 69/2003

Wednesday 14th May 2003

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments


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.

Alex Neil: Proposed Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to establish a basis of equality between the Gaelic and English languages in Scotland and to require public bodies and others including local authorities to prepare and implement Gaelic Language Plans. (lodged 7 May 2003)

Supported by: Brian Adam

Bill Butler: Proposed Direct Elections to National Health Service Boards (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require direct elections, for the public, to the majority of places on National Health Service Boards in Scotland. (lodged 8 May 2003)

Supported by: Marlyn Glen, Trish Godman, Scott Barrie*, Kate Maclean*, Margaret Jamieson*, Janis Hughes*, Mr Richard Baker*, Paul Martin*, Cathie Craigie*, Karen Whitefield*, Bristow Muldoon*, Maureen Macmillan*, Johann Lamont*

Stewart Maxwell: Proposed Local Governance (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to make provision for the election of councillors by a system of Single Transferable Voting in multi-member wards; to make new provision about remuneration for and other payments to councillors. (lodged 12 May 2003)

Supported by: Mr Rob Gibson*, Jim Mather*, Tricia Marwick*

Bruce Crawford: Proposed Prohibition of GM Crop Planting (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to prohibit the planting of genetically modified crops in Scotland. (lodged 12 May 2003)

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Mr Bruce McFee*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr Rob Gibson*, Jim Mather*

Robin Harper: Proposed Warm Homes (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to set a target standard of energy efficiency to be achieved in domestic dwellings by a specified date. (lodged 12 May 2003)

Supported by: Mr Rob Gibson*

Patrick Harvie: Proposed Civil Registered Partnerships (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to establish civil partnership registration available to couples in committed relationships, and to provide civil registered partners with legal protection, rights and responsibilities similar to those provided to married couples. (lodged 12 May 2003)

Supported by: Mark Ballard, Shiona Baird, Chris Balance, Eleanor Scott, Mr Mark Ruskell, Robin Harper

Rosie Kane: Proposed Free School Meals (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to provide universally free and nutritious school meals with milk and water for every child attending a local authority managed secondary, primary or special needs school; to monitor the nutritional standards and to provide for a complaints procedure. (lodged 13 May 2003)

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Frances Curran*, Dennis Canavan*

Michael Matheson: Proposed Free Nursery and Primary School Milk (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require local authorities to ensure that milk is provided in nursery and primary schools free of charge. (lodged 13 May 2003)

Supported by: Jim Mather*, Mr Rob Gibson*, Bruce Crawford*, Stewart Maxwell*