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Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 25 April 2006

Interest of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill – Stage 3

The following amendment was lodged as a manuscript amendment under Rule 9.10.6. The Presiding Officer has not yet made a decision as to whether to allow the amendment to be moved.

Schedule

Tommy Sheridan

34 In the schedule, page 12, line 7, at end insert—

<(8) Where a member—

(a) acquires ownership of any heritable property after the date on which the member was first returned as a member; and

(b) receives financial assistance in connection with the property under the Edinburgh Accommodation Allowance or any subsequent similar scheme provided by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.

(9) Where a member has disposed of a property requiring registration under sub-paragraph (8) and the member makes a profit on that disposal, the value of the profit ("profit" meaning, for the purposes of this sub-paragraph, the difference in value between the amount (if any) the member paid for the property and the higher amount (if any) paid for it by the person who acquired ownership of it from the member).

(10) Where a member, or the member’s spouse, civil partner or cohabitant, made a financial contribution towards the cost of purchasing a property requiring registration under sub-paragraph (8).>

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.

Shiona Baird MSP: Micropower (Scotland) Bill – Final proposal for a Bill to require the Scottish Executive to introduce financial and administrative measures to support the development of small-scale renewable energy generation by households and businesses. (lodged 31 March 2006)

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: Chris Ballance, Mr Mark Ruskell, Eleanor Scott, Mark Ballard, Robin Harper, Patrick Harvie, Stewart Stevenson, Linda Fabiani, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Margo MacDonald, Dr Jean Turner, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Rob Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Mr Jamie Stone, Brian Adam, Frances Curran, Mike Pringle, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Mr John Swinney, Christine Grahame*

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