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Section 1.5. On and below all of the land, including all mineral and extraction right, all inland water bodies and territorial seas and the airspace of Scotland are an inseparable and indivisible whole, belonging to the people of Scotland collectively as a nation, as communities and as individuals.

Proposed Amendments to Section

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:04:53

    Section 1.5. Section 1.5. On and below all of the land, including all mineral and extraction right, all inland water bodies and territorial seas and the airspace of Scotland are an inseparable and indivisible whole, belonging to the people of Scotland collectively as a nation, as communities and as individuals.

Proposed Amendment to Section 1.5.

  • Caledonialan

    Second rewriting, having regard to Arfem's comments

    Section 1.5. The people of Scotland are custodians of the land and territorial waters of the nation, together with the natural and mineral resources pertaining thereto. The people of Scotland shall exercise that custodianship having regard to their environmental and other responsibilities towards the community of nations as a whole. In that light, the ownership of any part of the national territory, other than by the State, shall be subject to fair taxation which reflects not only the assessed value of the property and its importance to the nation of Scotland but also the impact of its use on the environment.

    5 votes  |  I agree 5 I disagree 0
    No responses

Proposed Amendment to Section 1.5.

  • Caledonialan

    Complete rewording possibly in line with Arfem's view

    Section 1.5. The ownership of any part of the national territory, other than by the State, shall be subject to fair taxation which reflects both the assessed value of the property and its importance to the nation of Scotland.

    3 votes  |  I agree 2 I disagree 1
    No responses

Proposed Amendment to Section 1.5.

  • Caledonialan

    Deletion

    Section 1.5. [This section should be deleted.]


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