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Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 28 March 2006

Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

After section 87

Hugh Henry

273 After section 87, insert—

<Appeals against sentence: undisclosed information

(1) Where, under subsection (2) of section 87, a court in passing sentence takes into account information contained in a report mentioned in that subsection and the person sentenced appeals against the sentence passed, the High Court, in any proceedings in relation to the appeal—

(a) must not disclose the information or the existence of the report to any person other than the prosecutor, the appellant and, with the appellant’s agreement, the appellant’s counsel or solicitor; and

(b) must not disclose to any person whether the sentence passed by the lower court is less than the sentence it would have passed but for the assistance given by the appellant.

(2) If, in any other case, the High Court, in any proceedings in relation to an appeal, becomes aware of information contained in a report mentioned in subsection (2) of section 87 or that a court in passing sentence has, under that subsection, taken that information into account, the High Court must not disclose to any person the information, the existence of the report or whether the sentence passed by the lower court on the person to whom the report relates is less than the sentence it would have passed but for the assistance given by that person.

(3) Rules of court must make provision for the purpose of enabling an appellant referred to in subsection (1) to make representations to the High Court in confidence about the appropriateness of the sentence passed, having regard to the information.>

Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill – Stage 2

Section 14

Robert Brown

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

<(2A) A person who is not a member of a Parent Council may, at the request of the council, assist it in discharging its functions in connection with the appointment process.

(2B) An education authority are to make such arrangements as appear to them to be appropriate to ensure that training which will be of assistance in the discharge of functions in connection with the appointment process is made available to—

(a) members of any Parent Council;

(b) any person assisting a council under subsection (2A).>

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.

Frances Curran MSP: School Meals and Snacks (Scotland) Bill – Final Proposal for a Bill to provide free school meals, water and milk in all local authority primary schools; to give powers to Scottish Ministers to extend this provision to local authority secondary schools; to give powers to Scottish Ministers to regulate the sale and advertisement of consumable goods on school premises; to require Scottish Ministers to set nutritional standards for school meals and to establish a complaints procedure for pupils and parents in relation to these standards. (lodged 22 March 2006)

A copy of the statement of reasons on why further consultation is not required lodged on 24 February 2006 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Education Committee indicated on 22 March 2006 that it was satisfied with those reasons.

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).

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, John Farquhar Munro, Campbell Martin, Rosie Kane, Eleanor Scott

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