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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 17 June 2005

Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill —A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to provide for a levy on the provision of plastic bags to customers; to provide for the levy to be used by local authorities for environmental purposes; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 43) (Member’s Bill)

Introduced by: Mike Pringle

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 43–EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 43–PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New amendments to Bills lodged on 17 June 2005

Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 7A

Mr Stewart Maxwell

1 In section 7A, page 5, line 22, after <other> insert <higher>

Section 31

Carolyn Leckie

2 Leave out section 31

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.

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 15 June 2005)

A summary of responses to consultation on the draft proposal together with copies of each response and a summary of the responses, including the conclusions drawn from the responses, are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 2 March 2005 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Health Committee indicated on 19 April that they were satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Janis Hughes, Michael McMahon, Mr Frank McAveety, Margaret Jamieson, Paul Martin, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Jackie Baillie, Marlyn Glen, Helen Eadie*, Stewart Stevenson*, Cathy Peattie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Brian Adam*, Mike Watson*, John Swinburne*, Marilyn Glen*