Monthly Archives: December 2006

(676)  REGISTER OF TARTANS BILL BACKED

  The Scottish Government has now agreed plans with Tory MSP Jamie McGrigor under which his Register of Tartans Bill (see previously Nos 608, 642, 674) will be brought back before the Scottish Parliament and given a fair wind to … Continue reading

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(675)  FAIRNESS OF BANK CHARGES A DIFFERENT QUESTION IN SCOTLAND

  The summer of 2007 saw various newspapers and individuals campaigning against unfair bank charges, leading – directly or indirectly – to a High Court case in England initiated by the Office of Fair Trading (see http://www.oft.gov.uk/news/press/2007/126-07) with a hearing … Continue reading

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(674)  THE SNP’s FIRST LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMME

  The First Minister announced his government’s 2007-2008 legislative programme in the Scottish Parliament on 5 September 2007.  The programme also appears in a document called Principles and Priorities: the Government’s Programme for Scotland (accessible at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/09/05093403/0).  Eleven Bills are … Continue reading

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(673)  NAKED RAMBLER UPDATE

  Steve Gough the Naked Rambler picked up his eleventh breach of the peace conviction on 4 September 2007.  Once again it was due to his leaving Saughton Prison in an unclad state at the end of a previous sentence, … Continue reading

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(672)  SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT REBRANDING

  On 3 September 2007 the Scottish Ministers announced the formal adoption of the title Scottish Government to replace the term Scottish Executive as an expression of corporate identity.  The re-branding has immediate effect. Signs at the six main Government … Continue reading

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