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New amendments to Bills lodged on 14 February 2007

Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 21

Cathy Jamieson

81 In section 21, page 9, line 19, leave out <the Board must>

Section 50

Colin Fox

82 In section 50, page 29, line 4, at end insert—

<(2A) An order in respect of any provision of Part 2 may not be made until the Scottish Ministers have secured publication of a report, to be carried out by a person not otherwise accountable to them, on the cost effectiveness of that Part in terms of its likely effect on—

(a) levels of offending and re-offending, and

(b) the size of the prison population.

(2B) A report under subsection (2A) must be published and laid before the Scottish Parliament within 12 months of the passing of the Bill for this Act.>

Colin Fox

83 In section 50, page 29, line 3, at beginning insert <Subject to subsection (2A),>

Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 1

Johann Lamont

1 In section 1, page 1, line 4, leave out <is amended as follows> and insert <("the 1976 Act") is amended in accordance with subsections (2) and (3)>

Johann Lamont

2 In section 1, page 1, line 19, leave out <occurred on> and insert <and the death each occurred on or after 20 December 2006 (and whether before>

Johann Lamont

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

<( ) In a case where—

(a) section 1(2B) of the 1976 Act applies, and

(b) the death occurred before the coming into force of this section,

any right of a relative who died before the coming into force of this section to damages under section 1 of the 1976 Act is to be taken, for the purpose of section 1A of the 1976 Act, to have vested in the person on the deceased’s death.>

Section 2

Johann Lamont

4 In section 2, page 1, line 25, leave out <seventh>

Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 6

Tricia Marwick

1 In section 6, page 5, leave out lines 2 to 5

Tricia Marwick

2 In section 6, page 5, line 6 at end insert <, subject to subsection (3)>

Tricia Marwick

3 In section 6, page 5, line 12, leave out <(other than in the middle of the day)>

Tricia Marwick

4 In section 6, page 5, line 14, leave out <(2) or>

Section 8A

John Home Robertson

5 In section 8A, page 7, line 3, at end insert—

<( ) Guidance issued under this section may include consideration of any nutritional, economic or ecological benefit of providing food or drink produced or processed as near as practicable to the premises on which it will be consumed.".>

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.

Final Proposal for Members’ Bills

John Swinburne MSP: Exempting the Sale of Homes to pay for Residential Accommodation (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill to disregard the value of a person’s home in the financial assessment undertaken by local authorities to establish contributions towards the cost of residential accommodation placements (lodged 8 February 2007)

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: Dr Jean Turner; Margo MacDonald; Donald Gorrie; Mike Rumbles; Carolyn Leckie; Mark Ballard; Chris Balance; Shiona Baird; Frances Curran; Dennis Canavan; Campbell Martin; Ms Rosemary Byrne; Tommy Sheridan; John Farquhar Munro; Colin Fox; Patrick Harvie; Ms Sandra White; Mike Pringle*

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