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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.

Bill Butler: Proposed Direct Elections to National Health Service Boards (Scotland) Bill —Proposal for a Bill to require direct elections, for the public, to the majority of places on National Health Service Boards in Scotland (lodged 15 June 2005)

A summary of responses to consultation on the draft proposal together with copies of each response and a summary of the responses, including the conclusions drawn from the responses, are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

A copy of a statement of reasons lodged on 2 March 2005 is available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

The Health Committee indicated on 19 April that they were satisfied with those reasons.

Supported by: Scott Barrie*, Janis Hughes*, Michael McMahon*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Margaret Jamieson*, Paul Martin*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*