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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 4 May 2005

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill —The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 30A) (Executive Bill)

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill —The Bill was reprinted as amended at Stage 2. (SP Bill 32A) (Executive Bill)

New amendments to Bills lodged on 4 May 2005

Transport (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 15

Michael McMahon

120 In section 15, page 8, line 18, at end insert—

<( ) arbitrating disputes between road works authorities and undertakers,>

Section 18

Michael McMahon

121 In section 18, page 12, line 13, at end insert—

<( ) But the authority may only give directions under subsection (1A) if satisfied that they will not cause completion of the works to be delayed by more than ten days.”>

Michael McMahon

122 In section 18, page 12, line 13, at end insert—

<( ) But the authority may only give directions under subsection (1A) if satisfied that they would not cause substantial—

(a) inconvenience, or

(b) financial disadvantage,

to the customers of any public utility company.”>

Section 19

Michael McMahon

123 In section 19, page 12, line 22, after <works> insert <that are not emergency works>

Michael McMahon

124 In section 19, page 12, line 35, at end insert—

<( ) placing the apparatus in the other road would not result in any delay in connecting customers to electricity, gas, water, sewerage, telecommunications or other public utility networks,>

Michael McMahon

125 In section 19, page 13, line 2, leave out <may> and insert <shall>

Michael McMahon

126 In section 19, page 13, line 8, after <duty> insert <or contractual requirement>

Michael McMahon

127 In section 19, page 13, line 9, after <service> insert <, or

( ) requirement imposed under any relevant current code of practice published by the undertaker following approval by the Office of Communications under the Communications Act 2003 (c.21);>

Michael McMahon

128 Leave out section 19

Section 20

Michael McMahon

129 In section 20, page 13, leave out line 20

Michael McMahon

130 In section 20, page 13, line 20 at end insert—

<( ) in subsection (5), after paragraph (a) there is inserted—

“( ) to connect customers to electricity, gas, water, sewerage, telecommunications or other public utility networks,

( ) to make urgent repairs following a serious disruption to the supply of electricity or gas to customers, or to the water, sewerage or telecommunications networks.”>

Section 28

Michael McMahon

131 In section 28, page 17, line 36, leave out <(including any part not, and not> and insert <that has been, or is>

Michael McMahon

132 In section 28, page 18, leave out lines 19 and 20

Michael McMahon

133 In section 28, page 18, line 24, at end insert—

<( ) A resurfacing notice shall specify a date by which the undertaker must begin the execution of resurfacing works, which must not fall more than nine months after the undertaker has given notice under section 129(3),>

Section 29

Michael McMahon

134 In section 29, page 19, line 41, at end insert—

<( ) Before making regulations under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers shall consult any relevant association of undertakers and such other bodies as they consider appropriate.>

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, Richard Lochhead*



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