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: 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: 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: To begin proceedings for this afternoon-
Patricia Ferguson: Are you finished, Mr Gibson?
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: stood.