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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 30 March 2006

Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for the purposes of protecting adults from abuse; to require the establishment of committees with functions relating to the safeguarding of adults who are at risk of abuse; to amend the law relating to incapable adults; to remove an individual’s liability for expenses incurred by councils in performing certain functions in relation to the individual’s spouse or child; to allow the Scottish Ministers to delegate their functions relating to councils’ duty to pay sums for the purposes of securing community care services; to make provision entitling a council to recover expenses incurred in providing social services to persons who are not ordinarily resident in the council’s area; to allow the Public Guardian to intervene in court proceedings; to adjust the circumstances in which extensions of orders authorising compulsory treatment of mentally disordered persons must be reviewed; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 62) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Andy Kerr
Supported by: Lewis Macdonald

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 62-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 62-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New amendments to Bills lodged on 30 March 2006

Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 1

Rob Gibson

1 In section 1, page 2, line 21, at end insert—

<Before exercising a power of slaughter conferred by paragraphs 1 to 6 the Scottish Ministers must be satisfied, on the basis of veterinary and scientific advice, that it is necessary to do so in order to prevent the spread of disease.>

Mr Mark Ruskell

2 In section 1, page 2, line 22, at beginning insert <Subject to paragraph 7A,>

Mr Mark Ruskell

3 In section 1, page 2, line 30, at end insert—

<7A Where the animals, birds or amphibians concerned—

(a) are not affected with the disease or suspected of being so affected;

(b) are not and have not been in contact with animals, birds or amphibians affected with the disease;

(c) have not been in any way exposed to the disease; or

(d) have been treated with serum or vaccine (or both) against the disease,

the Scottish Ministers may only exercise a power of slaughter conferred by paragraphs 1 to 6 if they are satisfied, on the basis of veterinary and scientific advice, that it is necessary to do so in order to prevent the spread of the disease.>

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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