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Business Bulletin No. 75 / 2004

Wednesday 5th May 2004

Section G: Bills: Notices and Amendments


New amendments to Bills lodged on 4 May 2004

Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2

Before section 84

Mrs Mary Mulligan

391 Before section 84, insert-

<Conduct of proceedings by reporters

(1) The Scottish Ministers may by regulations empower a reporter, whether or not the reporter is an advocate or solicitor, to conduct proceedings-

(a) before a sheriff-

(i) on an application by the Principal Reporter for the making of a parenting order;

(ii) on an application for the variation, or revocation, of a parenting order made on the application of the Principal Reporter, under section 81(1); or

(iii) for the purpose of considering whether to make an order under section 81(4) in respect of a parenting order made on the application of the Principal Reporter; or

(b) before a sheriff principal, on any appeal arising from proceedings such as are mentioned in paragraph (a).

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) may prescribe such requirements as the Scottish Ministers think fit as to-

(a) qualifications;

(b) training; or

(c) experience,

necessary for a reporter to be so empowered.

(3) In this section "reporter" means-

(a) the Principal Reporter; and

(b) any officer of the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration to whom there is delegated, under section 131(1) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c.39), any of the functions which the Principal Reporter has under any enactment.>

Local Governance (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2


Mr Andy Kerr

52 In the schedule, page 13, line 14, after <staff> insert <on such terms (including terms as to remuneration) as it thinks appropriate>