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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 14 January 2010

Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2010/11, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund and for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2011/12, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 37) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: John Swinney
Supported by: Alex Salmond, Bruce Crawford

Accompanying documents (SP Bill 37–AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

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.

A proposal (whether draft or final) may be withdrawn at any time by the member who lodged it under Rule 9.14.16 of the Standing Orders.

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

Bill Butler MSP: Proposed Damages (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill in relation to rights to damages in respect of personal injuries and death and for connected purposes (lodged 13 January 2010).

A summary of responses to consultation on the draft proposal, together with copies of each response, including the conclusions drawn from the responses, are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

Supported by: Duncan McNeil, Des McNulty, Patricia Ferguson, Cathie Craigie, Hugh Henry*, Richard Baker*, Cathy Jamieson*, Paul Martin*, David Stewart*

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