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New Bills introduced or reprinted on 26 October 2010

Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for persons being questioned by the police on suspicion of having committed an offence to have a right of access to legal assistance; to enable provision to be made for criminal advice and assistance under the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 to be available for such persons in certain circumstances without reference to financial limits; to extend the period during which a person may be detained under section 14 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, and to enable that period to be further extended in certain circumstances; to provide for a right to make representations in relation to applications for extension of time limits for bringing appeals; to provide a time limit for lodging bills of suspension or advocation; to make provision about the grounds for references made to the High Court by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission and to confer power on the High Court to reject such references in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 60) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Kenny MacAskill

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 60-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 60-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill

New amendments to Bills lodged on 26 October 2010

Housing (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

After section 131

Jim Tolson

10 After section 131, insert—

<Registered social landlords: exemption from right to buy

(1) The Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c.26) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 61(4)(e) (secure tenant’s right to purchase), for the words from "was" to "Assent," substitute "is".

(3) In section 61A(3)(a) (limitation on right to purchase from registered social landlords), for the word "10" substitute "20".>

Section 142C

Margo MacDonald

11 In section 142C, page 70, line 10, leave out <, in the opinion of the landlord,>

Margo MacDonald

12 In section 142C, page 70, line 11, leave out <by an amount acceptable to the landlord> and insert <an amount reasonable in such circumstances>

Margo MacDonald

13 In section 142C, page 70, line 14, leave out <, in the opinion of the landlord,>

Section 143B

Jim Tolson

14 Leave out section 143B

After section 143B

Jim Tolson

15 After section 143B, insert—

<Guidance on assessing housing support needs and providing housing support services to persons who are homeless or threatened with homelessness

After section 32A of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (c.26) insert—

"32C Guidance on assessing housing support needs and providing housing support services to persons who are homeless or threatened with homelessness

(1) The Scottish Ministers must prepare and issue guidance to local authorities on—

(a) the assessment of housing support needs for persons who are homeless or threatened with homelessness; and

(b) the nature and duration of the provision of housing support services to such persons.

(2) Such guidance must be issued within 12 months of the commencement of this section, following consultation with—

(a) such bodies representing local authorities;

(b) such bodies representing the interests of homeless persons; and

(c) such other persons,

as they think fit.

(3) In this section, "housing support services" has the same meaning as in section 91(8) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp 10).".>

Section 151

Pauline McNeill

16 In substitution for amendment 1—

In section 151, page 77, line 31, at end insert—

<( ) Section 141 comes into force 3 months after Royal Assent.>

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