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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 3 May 2005

Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 29A) (Executive Bill)

New amendments to Bills lodged on 3 May 2005

Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

After section 26

Rhona Brankin

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

1 After section 26, insert—

<Frequency of inspection of care services under the 2001 Act

(1) The 2001 Act is amended as follows.

(2) In section 25 (inspection of registered care services), after subsection (5) insert—

"(5A) The Scottish Ministers may, after consulting the Commission and thereafter such other persons (or groups of persons) as they consider appropriate, by order amend—

(a) subsection (3)(a) above by substituting for "twelve months" in either or both sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) a different period (being a period which is not less than twelve months);

(b) subsection (5) above by substituting for "twelve months" in either or both paragraphs (a) and (b) a different period (being a period which is not less than twelve months).

(5B) An order under subsection (5A) above may make different provision for different purposes.".

(3) In section 78 (orders and regulations), in subsection (2)(b), after the word "3" insert "or 25(5A)".">

Transport (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 43

Nicol Stephen

116 In section 43, page 28, line 35, leave out <(2)> and insert <(3)>

Nicol Stephen

117 In section 43, page 28, line 36, leave out subsection (2)

Nicol Stephen

118 In section 43, page 29, line 10, at end insert—

<(1C) Provision made by virtue of subsection (1A) above may—

(a) include provision conferring the functions referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) of that subsection on persons appointed to carry out functions similar to those functions; and

(b) where it does so, may, so as to give the provision full effect, apply and modify any enactment.>

Nicol Stephen

119 In section 43, page 29, line 13, at end insert—

<( ) In section 81(4)(b) (which specifies the regulations that are to be made by way of affirmative resolution procedure), after "Act" there is inserted "or which consist of or include provision made by virtue of section 64(1C) of this Act.">

Members’ Bills Proposals

A Member who has lodged a proposal has the right to introduce a Member’s Bill to give effect to that proposal under Rule 9.14.12 of the Standing Orders provided:

  • the proposal has attracted 18 supporters which include members of at least half of the political parties or groups represented on the Parliamentary Bureau; and

  • the Scottish Executive has not given an indication under Rule 9.14.13 that it or Her Majesty’s Government will initiate legislation to give effect to the proposal.

The Bills page of the Parliamentary website shows the current status in this regard.

Names marked with an (*) are new names of support.

Alex Neil MSP: Proposed Commissioner for Older People (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to establish a Commissioner for Older People with duties to protect and further their rights and interests. (lodged 13 April 2005)

A copy of the consultation paper together with copies of each response and a summary of all responses (including the conclusions drawn from those responses) is available in SPICe.

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 7 December 2004 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Equal Opportunities Committee indicated on 11 January 2005 that it was satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Rosie Kane, Ms Sandra White, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Stewart Stevenson, Mr Bruce McFee, John Swinburne, Rob Gibson, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Mr Adam Ingram, Brian Adam, Mike Pringle, Frances Curran, Christine Grahame, Robin Harper, Tricia Marwick, Tommy Sheridan, Roseanna Cunningham, Shona Robison, Margo MacDonald

Mr Adam Ingram: Proposed Civil Appeals (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to Proposal for a Bill to create a Civil Appeals Committee in the Court of Session as a final appeal procedure in Scottish civil cases. (lodged 19 April 2005)

A copy of the consultation paper together with copies of each response and a summary of all responses (including the conclusions drawn from those responses) are available in SPICe.

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 18 February 2005 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Justice 2 Committee indicated on 22 March 2005 that it was satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Mr Bruce McFee, Margo MacDonald, Campbell Martin, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Mr Stewart Maxwell, John Swinburne, Tommy Sheridan, Fergus Ewing, Christine Grahame, Carolyn Leckie, Jim Mather, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Michael Matheson, Alasdair Morgan



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