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Patricia Ferguson: stood.
Patricia Ferguson: Mr Harper, please sit down. Mr Raffan is not going to give way.
Patricia Ferguson: It was an intervention as well.
Patricia Ferguson: Could you wind up please, Mr Raffan?
Patricia Ferguson: Could you sit down, please?
Patricia Ferguson: At the beginning of this afternoon's proceedings, Sir David said that, if members used all their time, not all those who wanted to speak would be able to. If people exceed their time, the difficulty becomes even worse.
Patricia Ferguson: It is taken out of your time-it is part of the allotted time for the individual's speech.
Patricia Ferguson: Are you finished, Mr Gibson?
Patricia Ferguson: To begin proceedings for this afternoon-
Patricia Ferguson: Members should now take their seats. Good afternoon. To begin the proceedings, I invite Mr George Reid to make a statement on the sad and untimely passing of Kenny Macintyre.
Patricia Ferguson: Are members in agreement with Mr Reid's proposal?
Patricia Ferguson: Thank you very much.
Patricia Ferguson: Before we move to the first item of business, I would like to make it clear that a revised version of today's business bulletin has been published. It includes motion S1M-30 in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, which is in the programme for this afternoon. The first item of business this afternoon is consideration of a business motion from the Parliamentary Bureau setting out a business programme....
Patricia Ferguson: That information will be included in the business list at a later date; it is not necessary for it to appear now. It is time to put the question on the motion. The question is, that motion S1M-17, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, be agreed to. Are we all agreed?
Patricia Ferguson: In that case, there will be a division. There will be a 30-second period in which members may vote; members should not cast their votes until the red light appears on the console. If members wish to agree, they should press the yes button. If they wish to disagree, they should press the no button, and if they wish to abstain, they should record that by pressing the appropriate button. The red...
Patricia Ferguson: The result of the division is as follows: For 66, Against 46. There were no abstentions. Motion agreed to.
Patricia Ferguson: That matter has not yet been raised in the Parliamentary Bureau. If parties have concerns about it, I am sure that it will be raised in future.
Patricia Ferguson: The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-30, again in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, requesting that five affirmative orders relating to the Scotland Act 1998 should be considered by the Parliament. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the following draft Orders- The Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedules 4 and 5) Order 1999; The Scotland Act 1998 (Functions...
Patricia Ferguson: The question is, that motion S1M-30, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, be agreed to. Is that agreed? Motion agreed to.
Patricia Ferguson: No. Only three orders will be debated this afternoon, Mr Gallie, so that problem does not arise.