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Wednesday 1 September 1999

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


New Bills introduced on 31 August 1999


Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to add public safety to the grounds for not discharging certain patients detained under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984; to provide for appeal against the decision of the sheriff on applications by these patients for their discharge; and to amend the definition of "mental disorder" in that Act. (SP Bill 1) (Executive Bill)

Introduced by: Jim Wallace

Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 1-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill1-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 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, 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*, Kay Ulrich*, Shona Robison*

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