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Business Bulletin No. 16 / 2004

Monday 26th January 2004

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments

  

New amendments to Bills lodged on 23 January 2004

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2

Section 1

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

99 In section 1, page 1, line 16, at end insert-

<( ) Every public body and office-holder must, so far as practicable, adopt an integrated approach by co-operating with each other with a view to co-ordinating the exercise of their respective functions.>

Section 2

Mr Mark Ruskell

Supported by: Eleanor Scott

100 In section, 2, page 1, line 22, at end insert-

<( ) A strategy so designated must specify-

(a) those actions which the Scottish Ministers consider will contribute materially to the conservation of those-

(i) species of flora and fauna, and

(ii) habitats,

specified in the strategy, and

(b) those persons, or categories of person, whom the Scottish Ministers consider are or should be responsible for carrying out those actions.>

Mr Mark Ruskell

Supported by: Eleanor Scott

101 In section 2, page 1, line 24, at end insert-

<( ) A strategy so designated must include a list of-

(a) species of flora and fauna, and

(b) habitats,

considered by the Scottish Ministers to be of principal importance for the conservation of biodiversity.>

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

102 In section 2, page 1, line 24, at end insert-

<( ) A strategy so designated must include measures to promote the establishment of a system for the management of local sites to further the conservation of biodiversity at a local level.>

Mr Mark Ruskell

Supported by: Eleanor Scott

103 In section 2, page 1, line 24, at end insert-

<( ) Without prejudice to section 1(1), it is the duty of every public body and office-holder, in exercising any of their functions, to-

(a) have regard to the strategy so designated,

(b) take any action to further the conservation of any-

(i) species of flora and fauna, and

(ii) habitats,

specified in the strategy, and

(c) promote the strategy,

so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions.>

Mr Mark Ruskell

Supported by: Eleanor Scott

104 In section 2, page 1, line 28, at end insert-

<( ) A report laid before Parliament under subsection (4) must comment upon-

(a) the current status, and

(b) any change in status since the publication of the last report or, as the case may be, of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy,

of any species or habitat specified in the strategy.>

Section 3

Nora Radcliffe

105 In section 3, page 2, line 14, after <diversity> insert <, including rarity>

Nora Radcliffe

106 In section 3, page 2, line 18, leave out <or> and insert <by the joint committee established under section 128 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43) and>

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

107 In section 3, page 2, line 27, after <aspect,> insert-

<( ) specifies whether that feature has been identified in the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy or the UK Biodiversity Action Plan as a species or habitat of principal importance for the purpose of implementing in Scotland, the Convention referred to in section 1(2)(b),>

Section 9

Nora Radcliffe

108 In section 9, page 5, line 21, after <States,> insert-

<(aa) whether, in a case where denotification is being considered owing to the deterioration of, or damage to, a natural feature-

(i) it would be reasonably practicable to undertake restoration work intended to make the site or, as the case may be, part of the site again become of special interest by reason of that feature,

(ii) the site or, as the case may be, part of the site is of special interest by reason of another natural feature, and

(iii) it would be reasonably practicable to undertake work intended to make the site or, as the case may be, part of the site of special interest by reason of another natural feature,>

Nora Radcliffe

109 In section 9, page 5, line 30, after <aspect,> insert-

<( ) explains what consideration SNH gave to the matters referred to in subsection (2)(aa),>

Section 12

Nora Radcliffe

110 In section 12, page 6, line 29, at end insert-

<( ) In exercising the function, public bodies and office-holders must have regard to the desirability of maintaining any series of sites of special scientific interest mentioned in section 3(2)(a).>

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.

John Farquhar Munro: Proposed Human Organ Transplantation (Register) Bill-Proposal for a Bill to make provision for the transplantation of organs unless an objection is received. (lodged 21 January 2004)

Supported by: Kate Maclean, Robin Harper, Carolyn Leckie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Alex Fergusson, Mike Pringle, Iain Smith, Nora Radcliffe, Linda Fabiani, Stewart Stevenson, George Lyon, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Shiona Baird, Dennis Canavan, Frances Curran, Eleanor Scott, Alex Neil, Mr Rob Gibson, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, John Swinburne*

 

 

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