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Friday 30 June 2000

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



New amendments to Bills lodged on 29 June 2000

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 17

        Mr Jim Wallace

73    In section 17, page 14, line 5, at end insert—

<( ) The Chief Surveillance Commissioner may require any ordinary Surveillance Commissioner to provide assistance in carrying out of the former’s functions under subsection (1) above, and that assistance may include—

(a) the conduct on behalf of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner of the review of any matter; and

(b) the making of a report to the Chief Surveillance Commissioner about the matter reviewed.>


New amendments to Bills Lodged on 29 June 2000

National Parks (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section A1

        Sarah Boyack

1      In section A1, page 1, line 8, leave out <recreation in, and understanding and enjoyment> and insert <understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation)>


Section 2

        Sarah Boyack

2      In section 2, page 2, line 15, at end insert—

<( ) the likely annual costs and capital expenses of the authority in exercising its functions,>


        Sarah Boyack

3      In section 2, page 3, line 1, at end insert—

<( ) The Scottish Ministers may give the reporter directions as to how the consultation under subsection (5)(d) is to be carried out; and the reporter must comply with those directions.>


        Sarah Boyack

4      In section 2, page 3, line 2, leave out <(5)> and insert <(5)(a)>


Section 3

        Sarah Boyack

5      In section 3, page 3, line 31, at end insert—

<( ) the likely annual costs and capital expenses of the authority in exercising its functions,>


        Sarah Boyack

6      In section 3, page 4, line 10, leave out <(3)> and insert <(3)(a)>


Section 5

        Sarah Boyack

7      In section 5, page 5, line 7, after <the> insert <proposed>


        Sarah Boyack

8      In section 5, page 5, line 8, after <Park> insert <("the proposed National Park area")>


        Sarah Boyack

9      In section 5, page 5, line 12, after <fit,> insert—

<( ) lay it before the Parliament,>


        Sarah Boyack

10    In section 5, page 5, line 15, leave out from second <area> to end of line 16 and insert <proposed National Park area,>


        Sarah Boyack

11    In section 5, page 5, line 18, leave out <National Park> and insert <proposed National Park area>


        Sarah Boyack

12    In section 5, page 5, line 20, after <the> insert <proposed>


        Sarah Boyack

13    In section 5, page 5, line 21, after third <a> insert <proposed>


        Sarah Boyack

14    In section 5, page 5, line 21, leave out <(3)> and insert <(3)(a)>


        Sarah Boyack

15    In section 5, page 5, line 24, after <the> insert <proposed>


        Sarah Boyack

16    In section 5, page 5, line 27, at end insert—

<( ) When laying a draft of a designation order before the Parliament in pursuance of section 32(5), the Scottish Ministers must also lay a statement giving details of—

( ) the views and comments mentioned in subsection (5), and

( ) the changes (if any) which, in light of such views and comments, the Scottish Ministers have made to the proposed draft order.>


After section 6

        Fergus Ewing

17    After section 6, insert—

<Local referendum

(1) Scottish Ministers shall arrange for a local referendum to be held on a draft designation order.

(2) All persons who are resident within the boundaries of the proposed National Park and are on the electoral register shall be eligible to vote in such a referendum on the question of whether or not support the draft designation order in question.

(3) Scottish Ministers shall publish and lay before the Parliament a report on the outcome of the referendum.

(4) Scottish Ministers may, by order, make further provision about referendums under this section>


Section 8

        Fergus Ewing

18    In section 8, page 6, line 35, leave out from <but> to end of line 38


Section 11

        Sarah Boyack

19    In section 11, page 7, line 37, leave out <(1)> and insert <(1)(a)>


Section 32

        Fergus Ewing

20    In section 32, page 16, line 1, at end insert—

<( ) section (Local referendum)(4),>


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.

Mr Keith Harding: Proposed Dog Fouling Bill—Proposal for a Bill to amend the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to extend the offence of dog fouling so it applies to any person in charge of a dog who allows it to deposit excrement in any public place or fails to dispose appropriately of that excrement; and to give power to impose a fixed on-the-spot penalty for such an offence to specified persons such as traffic wardens, as well as police constables, without the requirement for a corroborating witness. (lodged 14 June 2000)

Supported by: Mr Jamie McGrigor, David Mundell, Mr Murray Tosh, David McLetchie, Alex Johnstone, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mary Scanlon, Phil Gallie, John Scott, Nick Johnston, Alex Fergusson, Bill Aitken, Robert Brown, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr David Davidson

Bill Aitken: Proposed Special Advisers etc. Bill—Proposal for a Bill to limit the number and remit of special advisers appointed by the Scottish Ministers; and to require the Scottish Ministers, when announcing spending plans, to make clear whether provision has already been made for the funds in question to be paid out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund and whether the plans have been announced on a previous occasion. (lodged 28 June 2000)

Supported by: David Mundell*, John Young*


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