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Thursday 14 October 1999

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



New Bill introduced on 8 October 1999


Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) BillA Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision as to the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of adults who are incapable by reason of mental disorder or inability to communicate; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 5) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Mr Jim Wallace

Supported by: Susan Deacon, Angus Mackay, Iain Gray

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 5-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 5-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill.


Proposals for Members’ Bills


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


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, Tavish Scott, John Farquhar Munro, Jamie Stone, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Margo MacDonald, Robin Harper, Ms Nicola Sturgeon, Ian Jenkins, Fiona McLeod, Sandra White*


Cathie Craigie: Proposed Mortgage Rights Bill—Proposal for a Bill to enable a court to suspend certain rights of a mortgage lender in relation to the property of the borrower where the borrower is in default if such suspension would be reasonable in the circumstances of the case; to make provision about the rights of a tenant of such a borrower; and to enable the courts to adjourn proceedings to enforce those rights. (lodged 24 September 1999).

Supported by: Kate Maclean, Duncan McNeil, Rhoda Grant, Maureen Macmillan, Karen Whitefield, Scott Barrie, Cathy Jamieson, Hugh Henry, Cathy Peattie, Allan Wilson, Trish Godman, Elaine Smith, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Kenneth MacIntosh, Margaret Curran, Tommy Sheridan, Lewis Macdonald, Dr Richard Simpson, Paul Martin, Janis Hughes, Malcolm Chisholm


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