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Monday 5 June 2000

Section G - Bills, amendments to Bills and proposals for members’ Bills



New amendments to Bills lodged on 2 June 2000

Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Bill - Stage 3

Section 3

Mr Sam Galbraith
1 In section 3, page 1, line 26, leave out <duty> and insert <duties>

After section 11

Mr Sam Galbraith
2 After section 11 insert-
  <Code of practice as regards inspection of educational establishment
  After section 66 of the 1980 Act there shall be inserted-
  "66A Code of practice as regards inspections under section 66
(1) Subject to subsection (2) below, the Scottish Ministers may, for the purposes of-
(a) giving practical guidance on matters relating to inspections under section 66 of this Act (including, without prejudice to that generality, such matters as the making and publishing of reports on those inspections); and
(b) promoting what appear to them to be desirable practices with respect to these matters,
  from time to time prepare, approve and issue such codes of practice as in their opinion are suitable for those purposes.
(2) Subsection (1) above does not apply in relation to inspections of educational establishments which are institutions for the provision of any form of further education.".>

Section 12A

Mr Sam Galbraith
3 In section 12A, page 6, line 12, at end insert-
<( ) If a child is under school age, then unless one of the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2) below arises in relation to the child, an education authority shall, where they-
  (a) provide school education in a school to the child, provide it in; or
  (b) under section 32 of this Act, enter into arrangements for the provision of school education in a school to the child, ensure that the arrangements are such that the education is provided in,
a school other than a special school.>

Mr Sam Galbraith
4 In section 12A, page 6, line 19, at end insert <-
  and it shall be presumed that those circumstances arise only exceptionally.>

Section 25

Mr Sam Galbraith
5 In section 25, page 12, line 2, after <Board> insert <-

Mr Sam Galbraith
6 In section 25, page 12, line 8, at end insert <; and
(b) the education authority shall, as soon as practicable, take such steps as appear to the authority to be reasonable to inform the parents of the pupils in attendance at the school-
  (i) that the vacancy has arisen; and
  (ii) of what paragraph (a) above provides.>

Section 41

Mr Sam Galbraith
7 7 In section 41, page 18, leave out lines 29 to 34 and insert-
  <(1) The Council shall supply to the General Teaching Council for England and the General Teaching Council for Wales such information as it is necessary or desirable for the Council in question to have for the purpose of carrying out any of the functions conferred on them by or under the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (c. 30).
  (1A) Once the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland is established, subsection (1) above shall apply in relation to that Council and to the functions conferred on them by or under the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (SI 1998/1759 (NI 13)) as that subsection applies in relation to, and to the functions of, the General Teaching Council for England and the General Teaching Council for Wales.>

Mr Sam Galbraith
8 In section 41, page 18, line 35, leave out <Subsection (1) above does> and insert <Subsections (1) and (1A) above do>
Mr Sam Galbraith
9 In section 41, page 18, line 36, leave out <is> and insert <are>

Long Title

Mr Sam Galbraith

Mr Sam Galbraith
10 In the long title, page 1, line 6, after <Education;> insert <to make further provision relating to the inspection of institutions within the higher education sector which educate and train persons to be, or persons who are, teachers in schools;>

Proposals for Members' Bills

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Proposals that have attracted 11 supporters have those supporters' names shown in bold. The member who lodged such a proposal has the right to introduce a Member's Bill to give effect to that proposal under rule 9.14.

Fergus Ewing: Proposed Registration of Scotland's Land Bill-Proposal for a Bill to amend the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 to make the registration of title to land compulsory in the circumstances set out in section 2 of that Act; to make the registration of title to land in other circumstances compulsory according to a timescale or timescales to be specified by order; and to require information regarding beneficial ownership of land to be displayed on the title sheet. (lodged 23 May 2000)

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Fiona Hyslop, Alex Neil

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