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BUSINESS BULLETIN 100/1999

Friday 26 November 1999

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

 

New amendments to Bills lodged on 25 November 1999
 
 

Public Finance and Accountability Bill – Stage 3

Section 3

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

1 In section 3, page 2, line 24, leave out from <50> to end of line 26 and insert <0.5% of the aggregate amount of the resources which, at the beginning of that year, were authorised to be used in that year by virtue of section 1.>
 
 

Section 8

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

2 In section 8, page 3, line 35, after <concerning> insert <capital expenditure of, and>
 
 

Section 9

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

3 In section 9, page 4, line 38, at end insert—

<( ) Sections 1 to 5 and 7 do not apply in relation to the Keeper.>

Section 11

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

4 In section 11, page 6, line 14, leave out <Budget Act> and insert <any enactment>
 
 

Section 13

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

5 In section 13, page 7, line 21, at end insert—

<( ) Subsections (5) and (6) do not affect the responsibility of the Auditor General for the exercise of the Auditor General’s functions.>

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

6 In section 17A, page 10, line 23, leave out third <of> and insert <for>
 
 

Section 19

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

7 In section 19, page 11, line 34, leave out from beginning to <accountant,>
 
 

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

8 In section 19, page 11, line 35, leave out <appointed by the Auditor General> and insert <appearing to the Auditor General to be suitable for appointment to audit the account by reason of, among other things, the person’s professional qualifications and experience>
 
 

Section 21

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

9 In section 21, page 13, line 9, at end insert—

<( ) any body or office-holder not falling within paragraph (a) or (b) which agrees to such an examination being carried out>

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

10 In section 21, page 13, line 13, leave out <more than half> and insert –

<(i) more than a quarter>

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

11 In section 21, page 13, line 14, at end insert <or

(ii) the amount of the income of the body or office-holder received from public funds exceeded 500,000,>

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

12 In section 21, page 13, line 15, leave out <the condition in>
 
 

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

13 In section 21, page 13, line 20, leave out <more than half> and insert –

<(i) more than a quarter>

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

14 In section 21, page 13, line 21, at end insert <or

(ii) the amount of the income of the body or office-holder received from public funds exceeded 500,000,>

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

15 In section 21, page 13, line 29, leave out <(2)> and insert <(2)(b)>
 
 

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

16 In section 21, page 13, line 36, leave out <such an examination> and insert <an examination under this section>
 
 

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

17 In section 21, page 13, line 38, leave out <subsection (1)> and insert <this section>
 
 

Section 25

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

18 In section 25, page 16, line 5, leave out subsection (2)
 
 

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

19 In section 25, page 16, line 10, leave out <3(5),>
 
 

Section 27

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

20 In section 27, page 17, line 10, after <specifying> insert <the maximum amount of relevant expenditure for the purposes of section 94(5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65) and>
 
 

Schedule 1

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

21 In schedule 1, page 18, line 3, at end insert—

<Capital expenditure of local authorities etc.

In section 94 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.65) (capital expenses of local authorities etc.) insert—

"(5) In exercising their functions under subsection (1) above the Scottish Ministers shall seek to ensure that the aggregate amount of relevant expenditure by virtue of this section in any financial year does not exceed the amount specified for that year for the purposes of this subsection in a Budget Act.

(6) In subsection (5) above, "relevant expenditure" means such expenditure as the Scottish Ministers may from time to time determine in writing, being expenditure resulting from the incurring of liabilities to which subsection (1) above applies.

(7) The Scottish Ministers shall lay before the Scottish Parliament every determination under subsection (6) above together with a statement of their reasons for making the determination in those terms.">
 
 

Schedule 4

Mr Jack McConnell
 
 

22 In schedule 4, page 23, line 31, at end insert—

<(2AC) Subsections (2AA) and (2AB) above do not affect the responsibility of the Commission for the exercise of their functions.">


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