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Section G – Bills

New Bills introduced or reprinted on 17 January 2008

Budget (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision, for financial year 2008/09, 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 2009/10, for authorising the payment of sums out of the Fund on a temporary basis; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 5) (Budget Bill)

Introduced by: John Swinney

Supported by: Alex Salmond, Bruce Crawford

Accompanying documents (SP Bill 5–AD) were printed to accompany the Bill.

New amendments to Bills lodged on 17 January 2008

Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

After section 3

Richard Baker

Supported by: Jeremy Purvis

1 After section 3, insert—

<Reports on impact of Act

(1) The Scottish Ministers must, within—

(a) the period of one year beginning on the day this Act received Royal Assent, and

(b) each of the four subsequent periods of one year,

lay before the Scottish Parliament a report assessing the impact that section 1 of this Act has had in relation to widening access to higher education.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), a report under that subsection must include such information on—

(a) the proportion of Scottish domiciled entrants to higher education falling within subsection (3), and

(b) the proportion of such entrants who complete their course of higher education,

as the Scottish Ministers consider necessary to enable a comparison to be made with the equivalent figures for entrants to higher education in each academic session since 2001-02.

(3) An entrant to higher education falls within this subsection if the entrant is from one of the 20 per cent lowest ranked areas in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.>

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.

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