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New amendments to Bills lodged on 23 February 2007

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 7

Rob Gibson

14 In section 7, page 5, line 8, 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

15 After section 17, insert—

<Gyrodactylus salaris: report to the Parliament on awareness campaign

After section 5D of the 1937 Act (as inserted by section 17 above), insert—

"5DA Gyrodactylus salaris: report to the Parliament on awareness campaign

The Scottish Ministers must, within one year of the date on which the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (asp 00) receives Royal Assent, report to the Parliament on the steps they have taken to—

(a) prevent Gyrodactylus salaris from entering Scotland;

(b) promote awareness of Gyrodactylus salaris,

including in particular details of any protocols or agreements entered into with other bodies in connection with such matters.".>

Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Bill  – Stage 3

The amendments below have been lodged as manuscript amendments. The Presiding Officer has decided, under Rule 9.10.6, not to allow them to be moved at the meeting of the Parliament on 28 February.

Section 1

Margo MacDonald

5 In section 1, page 1, line 4, leave out subsection (1) and insert—

<(1) A person—

(a) (“A”) who, in the course of offering A’s sexual services for sale,

(b) (“B”) who, in the course of seeking to purchase sexual services,

in a relevant place, causes alarm, offence or nuisance commits an offence.

(1A) For the purposes of subsection (1), alarm, offence or nuisance is to be regarded as having been caused only if the person to whom the alarm, offence or nuisance was caused witnessed—

(a) A offering A’s sexual services for sale, or

(b) B seeking to purchase sexual services,

(or both).>

Margo MacDonald

6 In section 1, page 1, line 7, leave out <is> and insert <or B is (or both A and B are)>

Margo MacDonald

7 In section 1, page 1, line 8, leave out <is> and insert <or B is (or both A and B are)>

Margo MacDonald

8 In section 1, page 1, line 8, at end insert—

<(  ) A or B is (or both A and B are) on foot>

Margo MacDonald

9 In section 1, page 1, line 8, at end insert—

<(  ) the person to whom alarm, offence or nuisance is caused is in a relevant place>

Margo MacDonald

10 In section 1, page 1, leave out lines 9 to 16

Margo MacDonald

11 In section 1, page 1, line 17, leave out <or (4)>

Section 2

Margo MacDonald

12 In section 2, page 2, line 6, leave out subsection (1) and insert—

<(1)   Where—

(a)   a person (“C”) complains to a constable that C has been alarmed, offended or caused nuisance, and

(b)   the constable reasonably believes that an offence under section 1(1) is being or has been committed,

the constable may arrest the person who caused the alarm, offence or nuisance without warrant.>

Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3

Section 6

Ms Rosemary Byrne

6 In section 6, page 5, line 3, leave out <, subject to subsection (3), charge pupils for the lunches.> and insert <provide lunches free of charge.>

Ms Rosemary Byrne

7 In section 6, page 5, line 17, leave out subsection (4) and insert—

<(4) Subsections (3) and (3AA) are repealed.>

After section 7

Ms Rosemary Byrne

8 After section 7 insert—

<Promotion of school breakfasts

After section 53 of the 1980 Act insert—

"53AA Promotion of school breakfasts

An education authority must—

(a) promote the availability of breakfast clubs in public schools and other educational establishments under the authority’s management, and

(b) encourage pupils in attendance at those schools and other educational establishments to consume school breakfasts.".>

Section 8

Ms Rosemary Byrne

9 Leave out section 8

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, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Mr Jamie Stone

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