Section 37A — Restrictions on listing in children's list

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:30 am on 8th March 2007.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 9:30 am, 8th March 2007

Group 4 is on the independent barring board. Amendment 3 is grouped with amendments 4, 6 and 10.

Photo of Robert Brown Robert Brown Liberal Democrat

The amendments are relatively technical. During stage 2 consideration, Iain Smith—that man again—asked me to reconsider the references to the independent barring board, which will make barring decisions for England and Wales and Northern Ireland, with a view to making those references easier to follow. Accordingly, the amendments will tidy up the references to the IBB. My briefing note makes considerable play of the difference between acronyms and initialisations, but I will not bore the Parliament with that. The issue is about the standing of initialisations and when the first reference that explains what they mean should appear in the bill.

I move amendment 3.

Amendment 3 agreed to.