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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 18 January 2007

Criminal Proceedings etc. (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 55B) (Executive Bill).

Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2007/08, for the use of resources by the Scottish Administration and certain bodies whose expenditure is payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund and for the maximum amounts of borrowing by certain statutory bodies; to make provision, for financial year 2008/09, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 81) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Tom McCabe
Supported by: Mr Jack McConnell, Mr Nicol Stephen, Ms Margaret Curran

Accompanying documents (SP Bill 81-AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New amendments to Bills lodged on 18 January 2007

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 7

Rob Gibson

24 In section 7, page 5, line 4, insert at end—

<( ) in relation to a site in respect of which a licence, lease or planning permission for the operation of a fish farm has been granted, the maximum period of time which may elapse without the site being used for such operation.>

After section 17

Richard Lochhead

6A As an amendment to amendment 6, line 14, insert at end—

<5DB Gydrodactylus salaris: report to the Parliament on other measures

The Scottish Ministers must, within one year of the date on which section (Gyrodactylus salaris: declarations etc. concerning certain items) of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 00) comes into force, report to the Parliament on the steps it has taken to promote the adoption, at points of entry into the rest of Great Britain, of measures designed to prevent the entry into Scotland from within Great Britain of clothing or equipment which has been used in any waters in or adjacent to any country in which the parasite Gyrodactylus salaris is present.".>

Crofting Reform etc. Bill – Stage 3

Section 2

Maureen Macmillan

26 In section 2, page 1, line 10, at end insert <; and in carrying out their functions the Commission shall have regard to local circumstances and conditions.">

After section 2

John Farquhar Munro

27 After section 2, insert—

<Duty in respect of town and country planning

After section 2 of the 1993 Act, there is inserted—

"2A Duty in respect of town and country planning

Where the Commission is—

(a) consulted by; or

(b) make representations to,

a planning authority by virtue of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (c.8), the Commission is to have regard to the desirability of preventing the development of croft land which appears to them to be capable of agricultural use.".>

Section 10

Mr Ted Brocklebank

28 In section 10, page 7, line 40, at end insert—

<(4A) The Commission shall, on receipt of an application under subsection (2) above, notify the owner of the land.>

Mr Ted Brocklebank

29 In section 10, page 7, line 41, after (4) insert <or (4A)>

Mr Ted Brocklebank

30 In section 10, page 8, line 5, at end insert <; and

( ) if the application was made under subsection (2)(a) above, notify the owner of the land of that determination.>

Mr Ted Brocklebank

31 In section 10, page 8, line 10, after <land;> insert—

<( ) where an application has been made under subsection (2)(a) above, the interests of the owner of the land to which the application relates; and>

Mr Ted Brocklebank

32 In section 10, page 9, line 2, at end insert—

<( ) When land has been constituted as a croft under subsection (2) above, the crofter may not make an application under section 12(1) in respect of the croft land.>

Section 11

Maureen Macmillan

33 In section 11, page 10, line 34, at end insert <provided that it is done in accordance with advice from a body appearing to the Commission to have the conservation of such features as one of its primary purposes.>

After section 17

Mr Ted Brocklebank

34 After section 17, insert—

<Consideration payable in respect of acquisition of croft land

In section 14 of the 1993 Act (consideration payable in respect of acquisition of croft land), for subsection (3) there is substituted—

"(3) If the person to whom croft land has been conveyed by virtue of section 13(1) of this Act ("A"), or a member of A's family who has obtained the title to that land from A, disposes of that land or any part of it ("the relevant land") to anyone who is not a member of A’s family, by any means other than by a lease for crofting or agricultural purposes, forthwith or at any time within five years of the date of its acquisition by A then, subject to subsection (6) below, the person disposing of the relevant land shall pay to the landlord referred to in the said section 13(1) or to his personal representative a sum equal to one half of the difference between—

(a) the market value of the relevant land (on the date of such disposal) which, failing agreement between the parties concerned, shall be as determined by the Land Court under subsection (4) below on the application of such landlord or personal representative; and

(b) the consideration which was paid under subsection (1) above in respect of the relevant land.".>

Section 30

Mr Ted Brocklebank

35 In section 30, page 41, line 24, after <interest> insert <and, in consulting the owner, shall inquire as to whether the owner objects to the application and, if so on what grounds>

Mr Ted Brocklebank

36 In section 30, page 42, line 23, after <shall> insert <—

( )>

Mr Ted Brocklebank

37 In section 30, page 42, line 24, at end insert <and

( ) require any crofter who has commenced the implementation to make such payment to the owner as seems to the Commission to be reasonable, in all the circumstances, as a result of the variation, withdrawal, imposition or revocation.".>

Schedule 2

Ross Finnie

38 In schedule 2, page 61, line 9, at end insert—

<( ) In Schedule 1 (provisions as to the Crofters Commission), in paragraph 8, for the words "acting as chairman of" there is substituted "chairing".>

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.

Final Proposal for Members’ Bills

Mr Kenneth Macintosh MSP: Sunbed Licensing (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill to require sunbed and tanning salons to be licensed (lodged 21 December 2006)

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).

Supported by: Ms Wendy Alexander, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Jackie Baillie, Shiona Baird, Richard Baker, Chris Ballance, Mark Ballard, Scott Barrie, Sarah Boyack, Mr Ted Brocklebank, Bill Butler, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Dennis Canavan, Cathie Craigie, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr David Davidson, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Helen Eadie, Alex Fergusson, Colin Fox, Karen Gillon, Marlyn Glen, Trish Godman, Mr Charlie Gordon, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Robin Harper, Patrick Harvie, John Home Robertson, Janis Hughes, Mr Adam Ingram, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Margaret Jamieson, Marilyn Livingstone, Kate Maclean, Maureen Macmillan, Paul Martin, Michael Matheson, Christine May, Mr Frank McAveety, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Michael McMahon, Pauline McNeill, Mrs Nanette Milne, Mr Alasdair Morrison, Bristow Muldoon, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Dr Elaine Murray, Alex Neil, Irene Oldfather, Cathy Peattie, Mike Pringle, Nora Radcliffe, Shona Robison, Mike Rumbles, Mr Mark Ruskell, John Scott, Eleanor Scott, Tommy Sheridan, Elaine Smith, Stewart Stevenson, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr John Swinburne, Dr Jean Turner, Mr Jim Wallace, Karen Whitefield

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