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Business Bulletin No. 17 / 2004

Tuesday 27th January 2004

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments

  

New amendments to Bills lodged on 26 January 2004

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2

Before section 3

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

111 Before section 3, insert-

<Identification and safeguarding of sites of special scientific interest

(1) Any public body or office-holder carrying out a function under this Part must seek to identify a series of sites of special scientific interest which, collectively, are of such size, number, location and quality as to represent the diversity (including rarity, naturalness and geographic range) of Scotland's natural features.

(2) In exercising its duty under subsection (1), a public body or office-holder must have regard to the natural features of Great Britain and member States as a whole.

(3) A public body or office-holder must protect, conserve and enhance any series of sites identified under subsection (1) above, in accordance with any guidance, decision or, as the case may be, judgment of-

(a) SNH,

(b) the Advisory Committee on sites of special scientific interest, or

(c) the Scottish Land Court,

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

(4) In exercising their duty under subsection (1), SNH and the Advisory Committee on sites of special scientific interest must have regard to any scientific guidelines as to common standards for sites of special scientific interest agreed by the joint committee established under section 128 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43).>

Section 3

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

112 In section 3, page 2, line 10, leave out subsection (2)

Dr Sylvia Jackson

113 In section 3, page 2, line 25, at end insert-

<(iia) specifies the conservation objectives for that site,>

Dr Sylvia Jackson

114 In section 3, page 2, line 34, at end insert-

<( ) The conservation objectives referred to in subsection (3)(a)(iia), shall describe the extent, number or nature of the natural feature (by reason of which SNH considers the land to be of special interest) which, in the opinion of SNH, would be desirable if that feature were conserved or, if appropriate, enhanced, and which would assist the land in contributing fully to the series referred to in subsection (2).>

After section 3

Alex Johnstone

115 After section 3, insert-

<Appeals in connection with notification of sites of special scientific interest

(1) Any owner or occupier of land to which a notification under section 3(1) relates who is aggrieved by the decision of SNH to issue such a notification may appeal to the Scottish Land Court.

(2) An appeal under subsection (1) must be lodged not later than 28 days after the date on which notification was given to the owner or occupier.

(3) The Scottish Land Court must determine an appeal under subsection (1) on the merits rather than by way of review and may do so by-

(a) affirming the notification in question,

(b) directing SNH to amend the SSSI notification in such manner as they may specify,

(c) directing SNH to revoke the notification,

(d) making any such other order as it thinks fit.>

Section 4

Dr Sylvia Jackson

116 In section 4, page 3, line 6, after <enhanced>, insert <and how the conservation objectives referred to in section 3(a)(iia) should be achieved,>

Section 5

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

117 In section 5, page 3, line 22, leave out subsection (2)

Alex Johnstone

118 Leave out section 5

Section 6

Alex Johnstone

119 In section 6, page 4, leave out from <,or> in line 10 to end of line 12.

Section 9

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

120 In section 9, page 5, line 14, leave out subsection (2)

Nora Radcliffe

121 In section 9, page 5, line 22, leave out <or> and insert <by the joint committee established under section 128 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43) and>

Schedule 1

Alex Johnstone

122 In schedule 1, page 34, leave out from <, or> in line 19 to end of line 21.

Section 22

Allan Wilson

123 In section 22, page 14, leave out lines 32 and 33 and insert-

<( ) such information relating to SSSI notifications as may be required by regulations under subsection (4), and

( ) such information relating to->

Allan Wilson

124 In section 22, page 14, leave out lines 36 to 38 and insert <as may be so required.>

Allan Wilson

125 In section 22, page 15, leave out lines 2 to 8.

Allan Wilson

126 In section 22, page 15, line 11, leave out <(in addition to that specified in subsection (1)(a) and (b))>

Allan Wilson

127 In section 22, page 15, line 17, at end insert-

<( ) as to the provision, on payment of such fee (if any) as may be so specified, of copies and extracts of information in the register and as to the evidential value of such copies and extracts.>

Section 42

Eleanor Scott

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell

128 In section 42, page 24, leave out lines 21 to 23

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, Margaret Jamieson*, Chris Ballance* , Nicola Sturgeon*

 

 

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