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Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 12 May 2005

Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 9

Mrs Nanette Milne

23 Leave out section 9

Section 10

Mrs Nanette Milne

24 Leave out section 10

After section 10

Mrs Nanette Milne

25 After section 10, insert—

<Uptake of oral health assessments and eye examinations

In making any kind of arrangements under the 1978 Act or arrangements for pilot schemes under Part I of the National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997 (c.46) which include the provision of oral health assessments and dental checks or eye examinations and sight tests free of charge, every Health Board must ensure that those categories of persons who would, before 1st April 2006, have been entitled to receive dental examinations or sight tests free of charge are encouraged to attend at appropriate intervals for oral health assessments and eye examinations.>

Kate Maclean

26 After section 10, insert—

<Eye examinations and dental inspections of school pupils

In section 39 (medical and dental inspection, supervision and treatment of pupils and young persons) of the 1978 Act—

(a) after subsection (2) insert—

“(2A) It is also the duty of the Scottish Ministers to provide, to such extent as they consider necessary to meet all reasonable requirements—

(a) for the carrying out of eye examinations, including where clinically necessary testing of sight, for such pupils and young persons as are mentioned in subsection (1);

(b) for their ophthalmic treatment; and

(c) for their education in ophthalmic health.

(2B) The Scottish Ministers must, in carrying out their duties under subsections (2) and (2A), ensure that dental inspections and eye examinations are provided to all pupils in the first year of primary education and the first year of secondary education.”;

(b) in subsection (3), after “subsection (2)”, insert “and ophthalmic treatment made available for the purpose of subsection (2A)”;

(c) in subsection (4), after “subsection (2)”, insert “and for the eye examination, ophthalmic treatment and education described in subsection (2A).”.>

Section 15

Mrs Nanette Milne

27 In section 15, page 8, line 36, at end insert—

<() If regulations under subsection (2A) make provision such as is mentioned in paragraph (j) of that subsection in respect of applicants for inclusion, provision must also be made for the same disclosure of information to be required (on the same timescale) in respect of persons on any previous list of persons undertaking to provide general dental services.>

Section 17

Mrs Nanette Milne

28 In section 17, page 10, line 33, at end insert—

<() If regulations under subsection (2A) make provision such as is mentioned paragraph (j) of that subsection in respect of applicants for inclusion, provision must also be made for the same disclosure of information to be required (on the same timescale) in respect of persons on any previous list of persons undertaking to provide general ophthalmic services.>

Schedule 2

Rhona Brankin

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

29 In schedule 2, page 36, line 15, at end insert—

<(1A) In section 2(1) (Health Boards and Special Health Boards), in each of paragraphs (a) and (b), for the words “under this Act” substitute “relating to the health service”.>

Rhona Brankin

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

30 In schedule 2, page 36, line 15, at end insert—

<(1C) In section 10(3) (Common Services Agency), for the words “under this Act” substitute “relating to the health service”.>

Section 37

Rhona Brankin

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

31 In section 37, page 32, line 5, leave out <and 35> and insert <, 35 and (in so far as it relates to paragraph 1(1A) and (1C) of schedule 2) 36>

Rhona Brankin

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

32 In section 37, page 32, line 5, after <schedule 1> insert <and paragraph 1(1A) and (1C) of schedule 2>

Members’ Bills Proposals

A Member who has lodged a proposal has the right to introduce a Member’s Bill to give effect to that proposal under Rule 9.14.12 of the Standing Orders provided:

  • the proposal has attracted 18 supporters which include members of at least half of the political parties or groups represented on the Parliamentary Bureau; and
  • the Scottish Executive has not given an indication under Rule 9.14.13 that it or Her Majesty’s Government will initiate legislation to give effect to the proposal.

The Bills page of the Parliamentary website shows the current status in this regard.

Names marked with an (*) are new names of support.

Alex Neil MSP: Proposed Commissioner for Older People (Scotland) Bill —Proposal for a Bill to establish a Commissioner for Older People with duties to protect and further their rights and interests. (lodged 13 April 2005)

A copy of the consultation paper together with copies of each response and a summary of all responses (including the conclusions drawn from those responses) is available in SPICe.

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 7 December 2004 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Equal Opportunities Committee indicated on 11 January 2005 that it was satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Rosie Kane, Ms Sandra White, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Stewart Stevenson, Mr Bruce McFee, John Swinburne, Rob Gibson, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Mr Adam Ingram, Brian Adam, Mike Pringle, Frances Curran, Christine Grahame, Robin Harper, Tricia Marwick, Tommy Sheridan, Roseanna Cunningham, Shona Robison, Margo MacDonald

Mr Adam Ingram: Proposed Civil Appeals (Scotland) Bill —Proposal for a Bill to Proposal for a Bill to create a Civil Appeals Committee in the Court of Session as a final appeal procedure in Scottish civil cases. (lodged 19 April 2005)

A copy of the consultation paper together with copies of each response and a summary of all responses (including the conclusions drawn from those responses) are available in SPICe.

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 18 February 2005 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Justice 2 Committee indicated on 22 March 2005 that it was satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing, Mr Bruce McFee, Margo MacDonald, Campbell Martin, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White , Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Mr Stewart Maxwell, John Swinburne, Tommy Sheridan, Fergus Ewing, Christine Grahame, Carolyn Leckie, Jim Mather, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Rob Gibson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Michael Matheson, Alasdair Morgan, Richard Lochhead

Karen Whitefield MSP: Proposed Christmas and New Year’s Day Trading in Scotland Bill —Proposal for a Bill to prohibit large retail premises from trading on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. (lodged 11 May 2005)

A copy of the consultation paper together with copies of each response and a summary of all responses (including the conclusions drawn from those responses) are available in SPICe.

A copy of the statement of reasons on why further consultation is not required lodged on 1 December 2004 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Justice 1 Committee indicated on 12 January 2005 that they were satisfied with those reasons.



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