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Thursday 16 September 1999

Section G - Bills, amendments to Bills and proposals for members’ Bills


Proposals for Members’ Bills

Names marked with an asterisk (*) are new names of support. Proposals that have attracted 11 supporters have the names shown in bold. The member who lodged such a proposal has the right to introduce a Members’ Bill to give effect to that proposal under rule 9.14.


Tommy Sheridan: Proposed Debtors (Amendment) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to amend the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 to remove the rights of a creditor (or an officer of court on his behalf) to apply for, and of a sheriff to grant, authority for poindings or warrant sales. (lodged 19 August).


Supported by: Alex Neil, Michael Russell, Ms Margo MacDonald, Adam Ingram, Fiona Hyslop, Andrew Wilson, Kenny MacAskill, Robin Harper, John McAllion, Michael Matheson, Tricia Marwick, Brian Adam, Dr Winnie Ewing, Dennis Canavan, Mike Watson, Mrs Kay Ullrich, Shona Robison, Ms Nicola Sturgeon, Cathy Jamieson, Trish Godman, Johann Lamont, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Duncan Hamilton, Irene McGugan, Lloyd Quinan, Richard Lochhead


 Mike Watson: Proposed Protection of Wild Mammals Bill—Proposal for a Bill to make it an offence to hunt a wild mammal with a dog or to facilitate hunting in certain ways. The Bill would provide exceptions for certain activities directed at pest control and conservation of species, and would allow the Executive to license such activities. It would also provide exceptions, in certain cases, for the retrieval or rescue of animals. It would enable courts of summary jurisdiction to disqualify, by order, persons convicted of an offence from keeping a dog, and make breach of such an order an offence. (lodged 1 September 1999).


Supported by: Tricia Marwick, Scott Barrie, Kate Maclean, Bristow Muldoon, Adam Ingram, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Kay Ullrich, Kenneth Macintosh, George Reid, Ms Nicola Sturgeon, Janis Hughes, Malcolm Chisholm, Ms Patricia Ferguson, Johann Lamont, Trish Godman, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Kenneth Gibson, Michael Matheson, Duncan Hamilton, Elaine Smith, Robin Harper, Cathy Jamieson, John Young, Irene McGugan, Dennis Canavan, Sandra White, Helen Eadie, Malcolm Chisholm, John McAllion, Cathy Peattie


 Adam Ingram: Proposed Leasehold Casualties Bill—Proposal for a Bill to provide for the extinction of leasehold casualties, to provide compensation in certain cases, and to make void "irritancy provisions" in certain leases of land. (lodged 7 September 1999).


Supported by: Michael Russell, Gil Paterson, Duncan Hamilton, Lloyd Quinan, Tricia Marwick, Pauline McNeill, Mike Rumbles, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Richard Lochhead, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan*, Robert Brown*


Alex Neil: Proposed Public Appointments (Confirmation) Bill—Proposal for a Bill to require or enable, as the case may be, Scottish Ministers to submit nominations for specified public appointments to the Scottish Parliament for confirmation. (lodged 9 September 1999).


Supported by: Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Kenny MacAskill, Dr Winnie Ewing, Lloyd Quinan, Brian Adam, Mike Russell*, Duncan Hamilton*, Tommy Sheridan*, Robert Brown*, Christine Grahame*, Shona Robison*


Tommy Sheridan: Proposed Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill—Proposal for a Bill to abolish poindings and warrant sales both in common law and under the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987. (lodged 10 September 1999).


Supported by: John McAllion, Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson, Fiona Hyslop, Bristow Muldoon, Alex Neil, Lloyd Quinan, Brian Adam, Dennis Canavan*, Mike Russell*, Shona Robison*


Robert Brown: Proposed Prevention of Homelessness Bill—Proposal for a Bill to amend the law, including the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 and the Housing (Scotland) Acts 1987 and 1988, to help prevent avoidable homelessness by (a) enabling courts to consider personal and financial circumstances and the need to prevent homelessness before granting mortgage and tenancy repossession orders; (b) imposing a requirement on housing authorities to provide permanent and suitable, rather than temporary, accommodation to homeless persons in priority need, and providing a right of appeal to the sheriff from homelessness decisions; and (c) imposing a duty on all registered social landlords to co-operate with local authorities in preventing homelessness (lodged 15 September 1999).


Supported by: Mike Rumbles*, Keith Raffan*, Euan Robson*, Nora Radcliffe*, Donald Gorrie*


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