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Session 1 1999 - 2003

Sewel Motions

Session 1 1999-2003 

This provides a list of Sewel motions considered in the first Scottish Parliament 1999-2003; an explanatory Sewel memorandum, where one was created, is attached for each Sewel motion together with a link to the Scottish Parliament Official Report (SP OR).

 

1. Food Standards Bill (S1M-0060)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of a UK Food Standards Agency as set out in the Food Standards Bill and agrees that the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament."

SP OR: 23 June 1999

 

2. Financial Services and Markets Bill (S1M-0061)

3. Electronic Communications Bill (S1M-0061)

4. Limited Liability Partnerships Bill (S1M-0061)

 

"That the Parliament agrees that the Financial Services and Markets Bill, the Electronic Communications Bill and the Limited Liability Partnerships Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 23 June 1999

 

5. Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill (S1M-0344)

"That the Parliament accepts the need to establish the validity of charges levied by the Sea Fish Industry Authority and the Herring Industry Board as set out in the Sea Fishing Grants (Charges) Bill and agrees that the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 8 December 1999

 

6. Representation of the People Bill (S1M-0405)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of ensuring consistency of absent voting provisions for parliamentary and local elections in Scotland as set out in the Representation of the People Bill and agrees that the relevant provision to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 13 January 2000

 

7. Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill (S1M-0430)

"That the Parliament endorses the principles of equalising the age of consent for homosexual and heterosexual activity and creating a new criminal offence of breach of trust as set out in the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill considered by the UK Parliament in the 1998-99 parliamentary session and agrees that the UK Parliament should consider any Bill introduced in the same terms in the current session." SP OR: 19 January 2000

 

8. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill (1) (S1M-0628)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of providing the Scottish Ministers with enabling powers (subject to the control of the Scottish Parliament) which will allow for the future option of:

  • transferring any of the functions of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland to the Electoral Commission;
  • conferring on the Electoral Commission the function of monitoring compliance with any enactments relating to candidates' expenses at Scottish local government elections;
  • allowing the Electoral Commission to provide advice and assistance to returning officers at Scottish local government elections; and
  • allowing the Electoral Commission to promote public awareness of systems of local government and electoral systems in Scotland;
  • also endorses the principle of amending section 75 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 to increase the limit on election expenses incurred by persons other than candidates, election agents or persons authorised by them to £50 plus 0.5p per elector for Scottish local government elections and agrees that provisions to these ends should be considered by the United Kingdom Parliament as part of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill."

SP OR: 9 March 2000

 

9. Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (S1M-0733)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of ensuring that the use of investigatory techniques is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, as set out in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill, and agrees that the provisions within that Bill that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 6 April 2000

 

10. Learning and Skills Bill (S1M-0810)

"That the Parliament agrees that the regulation-making powers relating to Scotland in respect of learning accounts in the Learning and Skills Bill should be devolved to the Scottish Ministers."

SP OR: 18 May 2000

 

11. Race Relations (Amendment) Bill (S1M-0887)

"That the Parliament agrees the principles contained in the provisions of the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill including the power to impose duties on public authorities so far as those provisions relate to matters within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament or confer functions on the Scottish Ministers."

SP OR: 25 May 2000

 

12. Insolvency Bill (S1M-0889)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of including in the Insolvency Bill a power for the Secretary of State, with the consent of the Scottish Ministers, to make regulations to implement the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law model law on cross-border insolvency and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 1 June 2000

 

13. Care Standards Bill (S1M-0975)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of a power to make an Order in Council to vary the functions of the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work, a cross-border public authority, as set out in the Care Standards Bill and agrees that the relevant provision to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 22 June 2000

 

14. Government Resources and Accounts Bill (S1M-1072)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of the creation of Partnerships UK; agrees that the Scottish Ministers should have the power to take a financial interest in that body to ensure that Scottish interests are safeguarded, and agrees that the relevant provisions in the Government Resources and Accounts Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 6 July 2000

 

15. Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill (2) (S1M-1073)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of replacing section 93 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 with a provision placing a duty on broadcasters to draw up a code of practice as respects the involvement of candidates in broadcasts pending an election, and agrees that provision to this end in the case of local government elections in Scotland should be considered by the United Kingdom Parliament as part of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Bill." SP OR: 6 July 2000

 

16. Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill (S1M-1240)

"That the Parliament notes that changes to the current registrations scheme for the registering of sex offenders under the Sex Offenders Act 1997 are proposed in amendments in the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill currently before the UK Parliament; recognises the practical importance of consistency across the United Kingdom, and agrees that provisions to achieve these ends should be considered in the Bill by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 5 October 2000

 

17. Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill (S1M-1527)

"That the Parliament endorses the need to ban tobacco advertising and promotion in Scotland as set out in the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 17 January 2001

 

18. Health and Social Care Bill (S1M-1529)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of transferring to local authorities in Scotland the responsibility for the funding and care management of people in residential care and nursing homes with preserved rights to higher levels of income support as set out in the Health and Social Care Bill; also endorses the principle of introducing enabling powers to extend recognition to specific groups of healthcare professionals for the purposes of dispensing NHS prescriptions written by them and of determining the list of medicines and appliances which they may prescribe and which NHS community pharmacists may be paid for dispensing, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 17 January 2001

 

19. International Criminal Court Bill (S1M-1528)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of establishing the International Criminal Court in the legal systems of the United Kingdom and agrees that the provisions within the International Criminal Court Bill that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK."

SP OR: 18 January 2001

 

20. Outworking Bill (S1M-1598)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of tackling bogus outworking schemes by controlling the seeking or receipt of advance payments for the provision of work or of information about work opportunities as set out in the Outworking Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 31 January 2001

 

21. Culture and Recreation Bill (S1M-1645)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of gaining efficiency and effectiveness in relation to public bodies by means of structural change to the Film Council and to Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, as set out in the Culture and Recreation Bill; also endorses the provision of a simplified procedure for the making of parks regulations for application in Scotland, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 8 March 2001

 

22. Criminal Justice and Police Bill (S1M-1618)

"That the Parliament notes the provisions on information disclosure for criminal proceedings and powers of seizure contained in Parts II and III of the Criminal Justice and Police Bill currently before the UK Parliament; recognises the practical value of consistency across the United Kingdom for information disclosure for criminal investigation, and for powers of seizure as they relate to certain United Kingdom bodies and local authority officials, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament; further notes that the Bill allows certain warrants issued in England and Wales to be executed in Scotland, recognises the importance of mutual execution of warrants for law enforcement, and agrees that the relevant provision to achieve this end in this Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 7 February 2001

 

23. International Development Bill (S1M-1713)

"That the Parliament endorses the principles included in the International Development Bill that Scottish Ministers' consent be required before Scottish statutory bodies undertake international development activity, that Scottish Ministers can add or delete Scottish bodies from the list of those which can undertake such activity and that Scottish police officers who undertake international development activity abroad continue to enjoy the same conditions of service as in the UK, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 8 March 2001

 

24. Armed Forces Bill (S1M-1795)

"That the Parliament agrees the principles contained in the provisions of the Armed Forces Bill as they relate to the Ministry of Defence Police in Scotland and that the Scottish Ministers should consent to the measures on jurisdiction being commenced in Scotland, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 29 March 2001

 

25. Adoption and Children Bill (1) (S1M-1818)

"That the Parliament endorses the principles contained in the Adoption and Children Bill concerning restrictions on bringing children into the UK for the purpose of adoption and on advertising children for adoption; agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these principles in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament; recognises the importance of the place of adoption services within the spectrum of care for children and young people looked after by local authorities; agrees that a review of adoption policy and practice is desirable; supports the drive towards more integrated services for the benefits they bring to all children and young people within the care system, and agrees that the Executive should seek to promote the interests of such children with quality educational and other opportunities, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to undertake a comprehensive review of adoption and fostering legislation for Scotland, with a view to bringing forward a clear legal framework."

SP OR: 4 April 2001

 

26. Adoption and Children Bill (2) (S1M-2342)

"That the Parliament accepts the need to provide for continued mutual cross-border recognition of orders properly made by the separate GB jurisdictions in respect of adoption procedures; supports proposals for reform of recognition of overseas adoption orders, and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends in the Adoption and Children Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 24 October 2001

 

27. Proceeds of Crime Bill (S1M-2341)

"That the Parliament endorses the principles of the Proceeds of Crime Bill and agrees that the provisions in the Bill that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 24 October 2001

 

27A. Proceeds of Crime Bill (Supplementary Memorandum)

 

28. Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill (S1M-2445)

"That the Parliament recognises the urgency of enhancing anti-terrorist capability and security in the current international situation and agrees that the provisions of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill specified in the Scottish Executive's memorandum that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 15 November 2001

 

29. NHS Reform and Health Care Profession Bill (S1M-2458)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle that the Council for the Regulation of Healthcare Professionals, which is to be created to oversee the regulatory bodies for healthcare professionals under the NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill, should also have power to oversee any regulatory bodies which might be established in future and which fall within the devolved competence of the Scottish Parliament; agrees that the Council be made accountable to the Scottish Parliament in respect of such of its functions as fall within devolved competence; agrees that the function should be conferred upon Scottish ministers of appointing one of the members of the Council, agrees that power should be conferred on Scottish ministers to make payments and loans to the Council, and finally agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 22 November 2001

 

30. Adoption and Children Bill (3) (S1M-2649)

"That the Parliament accepts the need for Scotland, along with England and Wales, to participate in the Adoption and Children Act Register to be established by the Adoption and Children Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 30 January 2002

 

31. Police Reform Bill (1) (S1M-2650)

"That the Parliament agrees that the provisions within the Police Reform Bill which relate to devolved matters, including provisions relating to the terms and conditions of service of constables seconded to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the inspection of the Ministry of Defence Police in Scotland, the removal of the nationality bar for police officers, extending (pursuant to certain international agreements) the liabilities of chief constables in relation to foreign officials from other member states carrying out investigations in Scotland and extending offence provisions in relation to such foreign officials, should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 30 January 2002

 

32. Enterprise Bill (S1M-2983)

"That the Parliament agrees that provisions in the Enterprise Bill that relate to the devolved matter of receivership should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 17 April 2002

 

33. Police Reform Bill (2) (S1M-3237)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle that sex offenders orders made in one jurisdiction within the UK should be recognised and enforceable throughout the UK with appropriate provisions in place concerning how the orders are applied for, amended and discharged; and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve these ends should be considered by the UK Parliament in the Police Reform Bill."

SP OR: 27 June 2002

 

34. Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill (S1M-3211)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of including in the Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill a power for Scottish Ministers to regulate for the carriage of guide and other assistance dogs in private hire cars in Scotland and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 19 June 2002

 

35. Extradition Bill (S1M-3608)

"That the Parliament supports the principles of the Extradition Bill and is content for the provisions conferring executive functions on Scottish Ministers in relation to extradition to be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 21 November 2002

 

36. Waste and Emissions Trading Bill (S1M-3649)

"That the Parliament supports the principles of the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill and agrees that the provisions in the Bill that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 28 November 2002

 

37. Crime (International Co-operation) Bill (S1M-3670)

"That the Parliament recognises the need for the United Kingdom to ensure compliance with the international obligations for which the Crime (International Co-operation) Bill makes provision, and agrees that those provisions in the Bill that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 5 December 2002

 

38. Criminal Justice Bill (S1M-3671)

"That the Parliament agrees that the provisions in the Criminal Justice Bill which relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 5 December 2002

 

39. Local Government Bill (S1M-3833)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of including in the Local Government Bill powers for the Scottish Ministers to issue directions and guidance to Scottish local authorities in relation to staff transfer matters: and agrees that the relevant provisions to confer executive functions on the Scottish Ministers in relation to these matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 6 February 2003

 

40. Sexual Offences Bill (S1M-4022)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of protecting society from persons who pose a risk of causing sexual harm and agrees that the provisions within the Sexual Offences Bill which relate to devolved matters and which re-enact the Sex Offenders Act 1997, extend the categories of offenders required to register, increase restriction on sex offenders and strengthen the notification requirements and operation of the Sex Offenders register should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 20 March 2003

 

41. Railways and Transport Safety Bill (S1M-4023)

"That the Parliament endorses the principle of introducing alcohol and drug testing for mariners as set out in the Railways and Transport Safety Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions in the bill on these issues that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

SP OR: 20 March 2003