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Section G – Bills

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.

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.

Supported by: Marlyn Glen, Brian Adam, Mr Alasdair Morrison, Dr Elaine Murray, Michael McMahon, Maureen Macmillan, Bill Butler, Kate Maclean, Des McNulty, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Christine May, Mike Pringle, Bristow Muldoon, Marilyn Livingstone, Jackie Baillie, Tommy Sheridan, Cathie Craigie, Mr John Home Robertson, Cathy Peattie, Scott Barrie, Janis Hughes