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I should say in advance that I will take a little time in speaking to the amendments in group 1 because, although they are relatively minor in certain ways, they embody some fairly important principles about how Parliament operates. The purpose of the bill is to incorporate into Scots law the main provisions of an international treaty. It does that by creating as direct a link as possible...
Those were helpful comments from the cabinet secretary. The issue arises as a consequence of the two bills before Parliament—the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, which was passed last week, and my bill. I think that they are the first two Scottish Parliament bills to incorporate international treaties. The policy intention of my bill is...
Amendment 6 does two things. First, it refines the wording of section 6A(6), which is one of two subsections to section 6A that were added by Scottish Government amendments at stage 2. The amendment will ensure consistency of language between subsections (5) and (6) and will mean that both refer to compliance and/or non-compliance, rather than the current situation in which subsection (5)...
Former Independent MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
Party was Green until 17 Dec 2020
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