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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 16 March 2006

Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to authorise the construction of new railways to link Edinburgh Airport to the national rail network; to make provision concerning planning agreements and developer contributions relating to the railway; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 58) (Private Bill)

Introduced by: tie Limited

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 58-EN) and a Promoter’s Memorandum (SP Bill 58-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New amendments to Bills lodged on 17 March 2006

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 17

Nora Radcliffe

161 In section 17, page 29, line 17, leave out <legitimate> and insert <lawful>

After section 20

Elaine Smith

162 After section 20, insert—

<Live feeding

(1) A person who feeds a live animal to a protected animal commits an offence.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if a veterinary surgeon has certified that such live feeding is essential to the health and welfare of the protected animal.>

Mr Mark Ruskell

163 After section 20, insert—

<Import and sale of dogs

(1) A person commits an offence if the person—

(a) imports into Scotland a dog to which this section applies with the intention of offering it for sale in Scotland or elsewhere (whether or not the dog will be offered for sale by that person or another person),

(b) sells such a dog.

(2) This section applies to a dog that was born or reared in an establishment outside Scotland that does not meet the standards specified in paragraphs (a) to (i) of section 1(4) of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 (c.60).>

Section 23

Mr Ted Brocklebank

164 In section 23, page 32, line 23, after <of> insert <unnecessary>

After section 23

Richard Lochhead

165 After section 23, insert—

<Sale of animals on the internet

(1) Within one year of the date on which this Act receives Royal Assent the Scottish Ministers must make regulations making provision regarding the sale of animals on the internet.

(2) The regulations must, in particular, make provision with regard to persons who are involved in such sales but who are not themselves responsible for the animals concerned.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the sale of an animal includes transferring, or agreeing to transfer, ownership of the animal in consideration of entry by the transferee into another transaction.

(4) Before making regulations under subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must consult—

(a) such persons appearing to them to represent relevant interests, and

(b) such other persons,

as they consider appropriate.>

Section 24

Mr Ted Brocklebank

166 In section 24, page 33, line 3, leave out <an activity which> and insert—

<( ) any activity which involves the keeping of falcons,

( ) any other activity which—

( )>

Richard Lochhead

166A As an amendment to amendment 166, line 2, at end insert—

<( ) any activity involving the establishment or operation of an animal sanctuary>

Richard Lochhead

167 In section 24, page 33, line 3, leave out <an activity which> and insert—

<( ) any activity involving the establishment or operation of an animal sanctuary,

( ) any other activity which—

( )>

Section 26

Richard Lochhead

168 In section 26, page 35, line 21, at end insert—

<( ) For the purposes of subsection (1), abandonment is deemed to occur after a period of 24 hours has elapsed.>

Section 32

Richard Lochhead

169 In section 32, page 39, line 5, at end insert <authorise a veterinary surgeon to>

Richard Lochhead

170 In section 32, page 39, leave out lines 12 and 13 and insert—

<( ) it is impossible to contact and seek the advice of, and it would be unacceptable to wait for, a veterinary surgeon>

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill – Stage 2

Section 8

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

12 In section 8, page 6, line 24, at end insert—

<( ) A Parent Council must not discuss any matter which would involve the disclosure of confidential information about individuals or groups; and the Scottish Ministers may issue guidance about what constitutes "confidential information" for the purposes of this subsection.>

After section 10

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

In substitution for amendment 3—

13 After section 10, insert—

<National parents’ organisation

National parents’ organisation

(1) The Scottish Ministers must establish a national organisation with the functions of—

(a) representing parents’ interests, and

(b) promoting and coordinating the work of Parent Councils.

(2) The Scottish Ministers must, following consultation, establish procedures to enable members of Parent Forums to elect representatives to the national organisation.>

Section 14

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

In substitution for amendment 9—

14 In section 14, page 9, line 27, leave out from <entail> to end of line 28 and insert <, where a Parent Council is established for the school to which an appointment is made, entail the involvement of a panel of the type mentioned in subsection (2A) or, as the case may be, (2B).

(2A) Where the appointment of a headteacher is being considered, the panel will consist of equal numbers of persons nominated by—

(a) the education authority (one of whose nominees shall be the chairman of the committee), and

(b) the Parent Council.

(2B) In any other case, the panel will include, in addition to equal numbers of the persons mentioned in subsection (2A), the headteacher of the school, who shall also be chairman of the committee.>

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

15 In section 14, page 9, line 28, at end insert—

<( ) The appointment process must provide for appointments of headteachers and deputy headteachers to relate to a named school only.>

Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill – Final Stage

Section 16

Bill Aitken

1 In section 16, page 9, line 28, leave out from <lay> to end of line 30 and insert––

<( ) lay down, take up and alter pipes, or

( ) make openings into, and connections with, the watercourse, sewer or drain,

on any land within the limits of deviation or limits of land to be acquired or used.>

Bill Aitken

2 In section 16, page 9, line 31, leave out <watercourse,>

Bill Aitken

3 In section 16, page 9, line 32, leave out <authority to which> and insert <person to whom>

Bill Aitken

4 In section 16, page 9, line 33, leave out <authority> and insert <person>

Bill Aitken

5 In section 16, page 9, line 37, leave out <authority to which> and insert <person to whom>

Bill Aitken

6 In section 16, page 9, line 40, leave out <into a watercourse or public sewer or drain>

Bill Aitken

7 In section 16, page 10, line 1, leave out subsection (5)

Section 31

Bill Aitken

8 In section 31, page 17, line 37, leave out <acquired or injuriously affected by construction works> and insert—

<( ) acquired>

Bill Aitken

9 In section 31, page 18, line 1, leave out <where the person’s land is injuriously affected by construction works authorised by this Act but> and insert—

<( ) injuriously affected by construction works authorised by this Act where>

Section 36

Bill Aitken

10 In section 36, page 21, line 6, at end insert—

<(1A) Any person to whom a notice has been given under subsection (1) may, within the period of 10 days from the giving of the notice, give to the sheriff and the authorised undertaker a counter-notice in writing that the person disputes that there is an inaccuracy which may be amended under this section.>

Bill Aitken

11 In section 36, page 21, line 7, leave out <on any application> and insert <in relation to any application under this section which has not been the subject of a counter-notice>

Bill Aitken

12 In section 36, page 21, line 9, at end insert—

<( ) If any counter-notice is given under subsection (1A), the sheriff shall before making any decision on the application cause a hearing to be held.>

Bill Aitken

13 In section 36, page 21, line 20, at end insert—

<( ) In this section "Partner Libraries" means the following public libraries: Edinburgh Central Library, Portobello Library, Leith Library, Wester Hailes Library, Morningside Library and Blackhall Library.>

Schedule 1

Bill Aitken

14 In schedule 1, page 44, line 22, leave out <Cutlins> and insert <Cultins>

Bill Aitken

15 In schedule 1, page 44, line 28, leave out <trunk> and insert <Glasgow>

Bill Aitken

16 In schedule 1, page 44, line 34, leave out <trunk> and insert <Glasgow>

Bill Aitken

17 In schedule 1, page 44, line 38, leave out <trunk> and insert <Glasgow>

Bill Aitken

18 In schedule 1, page 44, line 41, leave out <trunk> and insert <Glasgow>

Bill Aitken

19 In schedule 1, page 44, line 44, leave out <Fairview> and insert <Ingliston>

Bill Aitken

20 In schedule 1, page 44, line 45, leave out <trunk> and insert <Glasgow>

Schedule 2

Bill Aitken

21 In schedule 2, page 46, line 24, before <Maitland> insert <West>

Bill Aitken

22 In schedule 2, page 47, line 5, leave out <Cutlins> and insert <Cultins>

Bill Aitken

23 In schedule 2, page 47, line 16, leave out <trunk> and insert <Glasgow>

Bill Aitken

24 In schedule 2, page 47, line 21, leave out <trunk> and insert <Glasgow>

Schedule 5

Bill Aitken

25 In schedule 5, page 51, line 15, leave out <Airport access> and insert <Burnside>

Bill Aitken

26 In schedule 5, page 51, line 17, leave out <Fairview Road> and insert <Eastfield Avenue>

Bill Aitken

27 In schedule 5, page 51, line 18, leave out <Edinburgh> and insert <Glasgow>

Schedule 9

Bill Aitken

28 In schedule 9, page 56, line 20, leave out <telecommunications operator> and insert <communications provider>

Bill Aitken

29 In schedule 9, page 57, leave out lines 3 to 8 and insert—

"public communications provider" has the same meaning as in section 151 of the Communications Act 2003 (c.21)

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