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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 1 March 2007

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 67B) (Executive Bill).

New amendments to Bills lodged on 1 March 2007

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trading (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

The amendments below have been lodged as manuscript amendments. The Presiding Officer has agreed, under Rule 9.10.6, to allow them to be moved at the meeting of the Parliament on 7 March 2007.

Section 1

Cathy Jamieson

Supported by: George Lyon

1 In section 1, page 1, line 4, leave out <or New Year’s Day>

After section 1

Cathy Jamieson

Supported by: George Lyon

2 After section 1, insert—

<Application of section 1 to New Year’s Day

(1) The Scottish Ministers may, by order made by statutory instrument, provide that section 1 applies in relation to New Year’s Day as it applies in relation to Christmas Day.

(2) An order under subsection (1) is to be made only if a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

(3) The Scottish Ministers may not lay a draft of an order under subsection (1) before the Parliament in pursuance of subsection (2) unless, having consulted the persons mentioned in subsection (4), they have laid before the Parliament—

(a) a report about the economic impact, and the impact on family life, of large shops opening for the purpose of making retail sales on New Year’s Day; and

(b) a statement that they are of the view, having considered the matters in the report, that the order should be made and setting out their reasons for being of that view.

(4) The persons referred to in subsection (3) are—

(a) every council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39);

(b) such persons as appear to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of the interests of those who carry on business;

(c) such persons as appear to the Scottish Ministers to be representative of those who work in large shops; and

(d) such other persons as the Scottish Ministers think fit.>

Long Title

Cathy Jamieson

Supported by: George Lyon

3 In the long title, page 1, line 1, after <and> insert <to confer power to prohibit the opening of such shops on>

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 25

Robert Brown

29 In section 25, page 11, line 36, at end insert—

<( ) A period may not be prescribed under subsection (3)(a) in relation to a particular individual.>

Section 48

Iain Smith

30 In section 48, page 22, line 37, after <of> insert <(either or both)—

( ) the accuracy of, or

( ) the relevancy, in relation to the type of regulated work in relation to which the scheme member participates in the scheme, of,>

Iain Smith

31 In section 48, page 23, line 2, leave out from <whether> to end of line 4 and insert <the information.>

Section 99

Robert Brown

32 In section 99, page 46, line 1, after <order> insert <or regulations>

Robert Brown

33 In section 99, page 46, line 2, leave out <it> and insert <the order or, as the case may be, the regulations>

Schedule 3

Robert Brown

34 In schedule 3, page 54, leave out lines 1 and 2

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

Section 6

Frances Curran

10 In section 6, page 5, line 3, leave out from <must> to end of line 5 and insert <may, subject to subsection (3), provide them free of charge.>

Frances Curran

11 In section 6, page 5, line 7, leave out from <or> to end of line 8

Frances Curran

12 In section 6, page 5, line 10, leave out <(2B)(a)> and insert <(2B)>

Frances Curran

13 In section 6, page 5, line 14, leave out <, by virtue of subsection (2) or (2B)(b),>

Frances Curran

14 In section 6, page, 5, line 16, at end insert—

<( ) In subsection (3), after paragraph (b) insert—

"( ) who is in attendance at a primary school;">

Frances Curran

15 In section 6, page, 5, line 16, at end insert—

<( ) In subsection (3), after paragraph (b) insert—

"( ) who is in attendance at a secondary school;">

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, Mr Brian Monteith, Rosie Kane, Robin Harper, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Mr Jamie Stone

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