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Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 19 February 2007

Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Section 49

Cathy Jamieson

84 In section 49, page 28, line 37, at end insert—

<(3) Schedule (Transitory amendments of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993)(which contains certain transitory amendments of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993) has effect.>

Schedule 2

Cathy Jamieson

85 In schedule 2, page 33, line 17, leave out from <, and> to end of line 19

Cathy Jamieson

86 In schedule 2, page 33, line 19, at end insert—

<( ) In subsection (3)—

( ) for "specify" substitute "include", and

( ) for "specified" substitute "included".>

After schedule 3

Cathy Jamieson

87 After schedule 3 insert—


(introduced by section 49(3))

Transitory amendments of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993

1 Until their repeal by this Act, sections 1 and 9 of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 (c.9) have effect as follows.

2 In section 1 (release of short-term and long-term prisoners), in subsection (3), for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute "shall,".

3 In section 9 (persons liable to removal from the United Kingdom), subsection (1) is repealed.>

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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