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Tuesday 19 March 2013


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [Lords]


David Mundell


That the Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill [Lords] Committee do meet on


Tuesdays when the House is sitting at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm.


Agreed to


Clauses 1 to 3 Agreed to.


Mr William Bain


Withdrawn  1


Clause  4,  page  2,  line  31,  at end add—



Where a partnership is convicted of an offence under section 4, any person


admitted as a partner after the date of the commission of the offence who can


prove that he or she was ignorant of that offence and had no knowledge of its


commission, shall not be liable to pay any fine or proportion of a fine imposed on


the partnership.’.


Clause Agreed to.


Clauses 5 to 8 Agreed to.



New Clause


Duty of disclosure


Mr William Bain


Not called  NC1


To move the following Clause:—


‘Prior to the admission of a person as a partner into the partnership, the


partnership must disclose to that person—



any circumstances of which the partnership is aware which might give


rise to a prosecution of the partnership for a criminal offence; and


Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 19 March 2013          



Partnerships (Prosecution) (Scotland) Bill-[Lords], continued



all convictions of the partnership which have occurred in the previous


three years.’.


Bill reported, without amendment.



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