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Notices of Amendments: 24 June 2015                     

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Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

NC41

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Scottish Government review of measures taken to promote gender equality

 

in Scottish Parliament

 

Scottish Ministers shall, within six months of the day on which this Act is passed,

 

publish and lay before the Scottish Parliament a comprehensive review of the

 

measures which the Scottish Government is taking to further and to promote

 

gender equality in the membership of the Scottish Parliament and on the boards

 

of Scottish public authorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause requires Scottish Ministers to publish a review of the measures they are taking

 

to promote gender equality among members of the Scottish Parliament and on boards of Scottish

 

public authorities.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC50

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Commission on social and economic rights

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint a commission on social and economic rights.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall invite the Presiding Officers or Speakers of the House

 

of Commons, House of Lords, National Assembly of Wales, Northern Ireland

 

Assembly and the Scottish Parliament each to nominate no more than three

 

persons to the commission on social and economic rights.

 

(3)    

The commission on social and economic rights must report on—

 

(a)    

the practicality of making the Scottish Parliament and Scottish

 

Government subject to the rights contained in the International Covenant

 

on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; and

 

(b)    

the consequences of Scottish devolution for the attainment of economic

 

and social rights throughout the United Kingdom.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations determine the role, composition,

 

organisation and powers of the commission on social and economic rights.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The purpose of this New Clause is to create a commission to consider whether economic and social

 

rights could be made justiciable in Scotland, and the prospects for achieving fuller attainment of

 

economic and social rights throughout the United Kingdom.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC52

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—


 
 

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“Office of Wellbeing

 

(1)    

Scottish Ministers shall appoint an independent Office of Wellbeing to monitor

 

and report on the wellbeing impacts of fiscal and macro-economic policy in

 

Scotland, with a particular focus on inequalities of wellbeing.

 

(2)    

The First Minster must publish at least once a year a wellbeing statement setting

 

out the relevant social, economic and environmental policies of Scottish

 

Ministers and their intended effects on the wellbeing of the people of Scotland.

 

(3)    

The Office of Wellbeing may commission independent research.

 

(4)    

The Office of Wellbeing must report at least once a year on progress being made

 

against the wellbeing statement made by the First Minister and may report from

 

time to time on any other relevant matter.

 

(5)    

The costs of the Office of Wellbeing shall be borne by the Scottish Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This Clause establishes an independent Office of Wellbeing, akin to the Office for Budget

 

Responsibility, to ensure that expert consideration is given to the interplay between the economic,

 

fiscal and macro-economic policies of the Scottish and United Kingdom Governments and their

 

environmental, economic and social effects.

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

1

 

Clause  63,  page  67,  line  24,  leave out paragraph (a)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that section 1 will not come into force on the day on which the Act is

 

passed, in order to link the commencement of Part 1 of the Act (Constitutional arrangements) with

 

the work of the Constitutional Convention, outlined in New Clause NC2 which would be required

 

to report by 31 March 2016.

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

2

 

Clause  63,  page  67,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Part 1 comes into force within one month of the publication of the report of the

 

Constitutional Convention appointed under section (Constitutional

 

Convention).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that Part 1 of the Act (Constitutional arrangements) comes into force

 

after publication of the report of the Constitutional Convention, as outlined in New Clause NC2,

 

which would be required to report by 31 March 2016.

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

3

 

Clause  63,  page  67,  line  30,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

“(3)    

Part 2 of the Bill comes into force at the end of 2 months beginning with the

 

publication of the report of the Independent Commission on Full Fiscal

 

Autonomy appointed under section (Independent Commission on Full Fiscal

 

Autonomy).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides that Part 2 (Tax) will not come into force at the end of two months

 

beginning with the day on which the Act is passed, in order to link the commencement of the tax


 
 

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provisions of the Act with the work of the Independent Commission on Full Fiscal Autonomy,

 

appointed under New Clause NC1, which would be required to report by 31 March 2016.

 


 

Mr Graham Allen

 

NC30

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Subsidiarity

 

That Subsidiarity as defined by the Maastricht Treaty 1992 Article 5(3) shall

 

apply to the functions of national and local government in Scotland.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This extends protection of Scottish Local Government’s independence by protecting its

 

subsidiarity behind a European Treaty applicable to the United Kingdom.

 

 

ORDER OF THE HOUSE [8 jUNE 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Scotland Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

 

Proceedings in Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in four

 

days.

 

3.    

The proceedings shall be taken on the days shown in the first column of the

 

following Table and in the order so shown.

 

4.    

The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

      TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

First day

 
 

Clauses 1 to 11, new Clauses

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

relating to Part 1, new Schedules

first day

 
 

relating to Part 1

  
 

Second day

 
 

Clauses 12 to 17, Schedule 1,

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

Clause 18, new Clauses relating to

second day

 
 

Part 2, new Schedules relating to

  
 

Part 2

  
 

Third day

 
 

Clauses 19 to 30, new Clauses

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

relating to Part 3, new Schedules

third day

 
 

relating to Part 3

  
 

Fourth day

 
 

Clauses 31 to 37, Schedule 2,

Three hours after the

 
 

Clauses 38 to 45, new Clauses

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

relating to Part 4, new Schedules

the Bill on the fourth day

 
 

relating to Part 4

  
 

Clauses 46 to 55, new Clauses

The moment of interruption on the

 
 

relating to Part 5, new Schedules

fourth day

 
 

relating to Part 5, Clauses 56 to 58,

  
 

new Clauses relating to Part 6, new

  
 

Schedules relating to Part 6, Clauses

  
 

59 to 64, new Clauses relating to

  
 

Part 7, new Schedules relating to

  
 

Part 7, remaining proceedings on the

  
 

Bill

  

 
 

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Consideration and Third Reading

 

5.    

Any proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded)

 

be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

6.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

Programming committee

 

7.    

Standing Order No 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings in Committee of the whole House, to any proceedings on

 

Consideration or to proceedings on Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

8.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 18 June:

 

Amendment 14

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 23 June:

 

Amendments 11, 15, 34, 35, 91 and NC4

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 24 June:

 

NCs 36, 37, 38, 42


 
 

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