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Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 22 January 2010

Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 2

Mary Mulligan

55 In section 2, page 3, line 24, at end insert <; and

( ) it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so.>

Bob Doris

56 In section 2, page 4, line 8, at end insert—

<( ) Where, on an application under subsection (1B) above, the court is satisfied that the creditor has failed to comply with subsection (1C) above, the debtor is not liable for any expenses incurred by the creditor in connection with the application under—

(a) standard condition 12; or

(b) any condition of the standard security agreed between the parties as a variation of the standard conditions.>

Section 3

Mary Mulligan

57 In section 3, page 5, line 2, at end insert <; and

( ) it is reasonable in all the circumstances to do so.>

Bob Doris

58 In section 3, page 5, line 20, at end insert—

<( ) Where, on an application under section 5(1), the court is satisfied that the creditor has failed to comply with section 5(3), the debtor is not liable for any expenses incurred by the creditor in connection with the application under—

(a) standard condition 12 (within the meaning of section 30(1) of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 (c.35)); or

(b) any condition of the standard security agreed between the parties as a variation of the standard conditions.>

Section 10

David McLetchie

59 Leave out section 10

Marine (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 3

Liam McArthur

6 In section 3, page 2, line 18, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

<(3) For the purposes of preparing a national marine plan or (as the case may be) a regional marine plan, the Scottish Ministers must—

(a) set—

(i) economic, social and marine ecosystem objectives,

(ii) objectives relating to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change,

(b) prepare an assessment of the condition of the Scottish marine area or, as the case may be, Scottish marine region at the time of the plan’s preparation,

(c) prepare a summary of significant pressures and the impact of human activity on the area or region,

(d) prepare policies and a programme of measures to be applied to achieve the objectives set under paragraph (a),

(e) prepare a list of those public authorities or persons responsible for implementing those policies.>

Section 132

Liam McArthur

7 In section 132, page 75, line 6, at end insert—

<( ) Before doing any of the things in subsection (2), the officer must take all reasonable steps to—

(a) notify the port authority for the port to which the officer proposes that the vessel be taken, and

(b) seek the views of the port authority as to the appropriateness of so doing.>

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, Malcolm Chisholm; Jackie Baillie

Patricia Ferguson: Proposed Property Factors (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill to create a system of registration for property factors, to provide for dispute resolution between homeowners and property factors and to make consequential amendments to the law on real burdens and the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (lodged 21 January 2010).

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

Supported by: Mary Mulligan, Cathy Jamieson, Pauline McNeill, Margaret Curran, Paul Martin, Michael McMahon, Richard Baker, David Stewart, James Kelly, Des McNulty, Duncan McNeil, Hugh Henry, Elaine Smith, Marlyn Glen, Rhoda Grant, Claire Baker, Patrick Harvie, Bill Butler, Helen Eadie, Malcolm Chisholm

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