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Wednesday 8 September 1999

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


New Bills introduced on 7 September


Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill—A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about public resources and finances and, for the purposes of section 70 of the Scotland Act 1998, about accountability for their use; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 2) (Executive Bill)


Introduced by: Mr Jack McConnell

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace, Ms Wendy Alexander and Mr Tom McCabe


Explanatory Notes (and other accompanying documents) (SP Bill 2-EN) and a Policy Memorandum (SP Bill 2-PM) were printed to accompany the Bill


New amendments to Bills lodged on 7 September

Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 2

Note: the following amendments were lodged after the normal time-limit, but have been accepted by the Presiding Officer as "manuscript amendments" under Rule 9.10.6 of the Standing Orders.

Section 3

Mr Jim Wallace

37 In section 3, page 4, line 6, after <In> insert—


Mr Jim Wallace

38 In section 3, page 4, line 6, after <disorder"> insert <; and

(b) sections 18(2)(a), 35B(8), 37(3)(a)(i), 70(5), 83 and 88(1) of the 1984 Act and sections 58(7) and 59A(3)(b) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.46),>

Mr Jim Wallace

39 In section 3, page 4, line 8, leave out <(1)> and insert <(1)(a)>.



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 Ulrich, Shona Robison, Ms Nicola Sturgeon, Cathy Jamieson*


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).


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*


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)

Supported by: Michael Russell*, Gil Paterson*, Duncan Hamilton*, Lloyd Quinan*, Tricia Marwick*, Pauline McNeill*

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