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Business Bulletin No. 129 / 2003

Tuesday 30th September 2003

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments


New Bills introduced or reprinted on 29 September 2003

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the conservation of biodiversity; to make further provision in relation to the conservation and enhancement of certain aspects of Scotland’s natural heritage; to amend the law relating to the protection of certain birds, animals and plants; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 9) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Ross Finnie

Supported by: Allan Wilson

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 9-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 9-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.

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 of the Standing Orders.

Scott Barrie: Proposed High Hedges (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to provide local authorities with the power to deal with complaints regarding high hedges. (lodged 5 September 2003)

Supported by: Paul Martin, Mr John Home Robertson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Maureen Macmillan, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Jamie Stone, John Farquhar Munro, Phil Gallie, Rhona Brankin, Jackie Baillie, Dr Elaine Murray, Margo MacDonald, David McLetchie, Margaret Jamieson, David Mundell, Ms Sandra White, Bill Butler, Alasdair Morgan, John Swinburne, Mrs Margaret Smith, Mr David Davidson, Mary Scanlon, Mike Rumbles, Iain Smith*

Mr Adam Ingram: Proposed Civil Appeals (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to abolish the right of appeal in Scottish civil cases to the House of Lords and create a Civil Appeals Committee in the Court of Session as a final appeal procedure. (lodged 11 September 2003)

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon, Campbell Martin, Ms Sandra White, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Stewart Stevenson, Alex Neil, John Swinburne, Fergus Ewing, Mark Ballard, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Dennis Canavan

Michael Matheson: Proposed Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems in residential properties; with particular priority being given to types of occupation and categories of person at greatest risk from domestic fires. (lodged 12 September 2003)

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Alex Neil, Campbell Martin, Adam Ingram, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, John Swinburne*

Tommy Sheridan: Proposed Abolition of Council Tax (Scotland) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to replace council tax with a tax based on personal income. (lodged 24 September 2003)

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie, Frances Curran, Colin Fox, Ms Rosemary Byrne, John Swinburne, Margo MacDonald, John Farquhar Munro, Dr Jean Turner, Donald Gorrie, Rosie Kane