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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 15 February 2007

Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill—The Bill was reprinted as passed (SP Bill 62B) (Executive Bill).

New amendments to Bills lodged on 15 February 2007

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 23

Dennis Canavan

4 In section 23, page 13, line 14, at end insert <(but such a weekly close time must not include a Saturday or a Sunday)>

Dennis Canavan

5 In section 23, page 13, line 14, at end insert <(but such a weekly close time must not include a Saturday)>

After section 24

Dennis Canavan

6 After section 24, insert—

<Repeal of Part 4 of, and schedule 3 to, the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003

The Scottish Ministers must, no later than 2 years after the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 00) receives Royal Assent, lay before the Parliament an order repealing Part 4 of, and schedule 3 to, the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 15).>

Dennis Canavan

7 After section 24, insert—

<Scottish Anglers’ Trust

(1) The Scottish Ministers must, no later than 2 years after the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 00) receives Royal Assent, lay before the Parliament proposals for the establishment of a Scottish Anglers’ Trust with the function of administering freshwater fishing in Scotland.

(2) Proposals made under subsection (1) must include a proposed constitution and proposals for electing members to that Trust.>

Section 28

Dennis Canavan

8 In section 28, page 20, line 10, leave out lines 10 and 11

Section 36

Dennis Canavan

9 In section 36, page 23, line 19, at end insert—

<( ) section (Repeal of Part 4 of, and schedule 3 to, the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003),>

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Schedule 2

Mr Kenneth Macintosh

244 Withdrawn

Mr Kenneth Macintosh

247 Withdrawn

Mr Kenneth Macintosh

266 In schedule 2, page 46, line 4, at end insert <on more than 2 days in a period of 30 consecutive days>

Mr Kenneth Macintosh

267 In schedule 2, page 46, line 8, at end insert <on more than 2 days in a period of 30 consecutive days>

Mr Kenneth Macintosh

268 In schedule 2, page 46, line 14, after first <children> insert <on more than 2 days in a period of 30 consecutive days>

Mr Kenneth Macintosh

269 In schedule 2, page 46, line 17, after <children> insert <on more than 2 days in a period of 30 consecutive days>

Mr Kenneth Macintosh

270 In schedule 2, page 47, line 2, after <children> insert <on more than 2 days in a period of 30 consecutive days>

After section 95

Robert Brown

In substitution for amendment 147

271 After section 95, insert—

<Fostering

(1) For the purposes of this Act, a "foster carer" is—

(a) an individual with whom a child has been placed under section 26(1) (placement by councils) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.36), or

(b) an individual who—

(i) maintains a child as a foster child for the purposes of the Foster Children (Scotland) Act 1984 (c.56), or

(ii) looks after a child to whom that Act applies by virtue of section 17 of that Act.

(2) A foster carer is to be treated as doing work for—

(a) the council which placed the child with that foster carer under section 26(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.36), or

(b) in the case of a foster carer of the type described in subsection (1)(b), any person who—

(i) made the arrangements in pursuance of which the foster carer looks after the child, and

(ii) has power to terminate those arrangements.

(3) Subsections (2) to (7) of section 95 do not apply in relation to work as a foster carer.

(4) References in section 3 to dismissing an individual doing regulated work are, in relation to foster carers, to be read as references to terminating the fostering arrangements concerned.>

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

John Swinburne MSP: Exempting the Sale of Homes to pay for Residential Accommodation (Scotland) Bill - Proposal for a Bill to disregard the value of a person’s home in the financial assessment undertaken by local authorities to establish contributions towards the cost of residential accommodation placements (lodged 8 February 2007)

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: Dr Jean Turner; Margo MacDonald; Donald Gorrie; Mike Rumbles; Carolyn Leckie; Mark Ballard; Chris Balance; Shiona Baird; Frances Curran; Dennis Canavan; Campbell Martin; Ms Rosemary Byrne; Tommy Sheridan; John Farquhar Munro; Colin Fox; Patrick Harvie; Ms Sandra White; Mike Pringle; Mr Brian Monteith*; Rosie Kane*, Robin Harper*

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