Wednesday, 7 June 2000
Scottish Parliament 7 June 2000 (Afternoon) [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:30]
Welcome back, everyone. I welcome the Very Reverend Graham Forbes, who is the provost of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, to lead our time for reflection today.
Our next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motions. We have several such motions, which will be followed by the business motion.
Before we begin I will run through the stage 3 procedure, as it is still fairly new to members, although they should be becoming familiar with it. We will deal first with amendments to the bill...
We now come to amendment 19, which is grouped with amendments 20, 21 and 34.
Amendment 21 not moved. Amendment 22 moved—[Mr Stone].
Amendment 23 not moved.
Amendment 24 not moved.
We come to amendment 2, in the name of the minister.
We move to amendment 25, which is grouped with amendments 35, 36, 37 and 38.
Amendment 3 is grouped with amendments 26, 27 and 4.
We now come to amendment 29, in the name of Mr Brian Monteith.
We now come to amendment 5, which is grouped with amendment 6.
We now move to amendment 31, which is grouped with amendment 43.
We now come to amendment 33, in the name of Dennis Canavan. I ask Mr Canavan to be very brief.
Amendment 34 has already been debated in the third group. Amendment 34 moved—[Michael Russell].
Amendments 35, 36, 37 and 38 have already been debated, in the fifth group. Mr Stone, are you moving these amendments?
We now come to amendment 40, in the name of Cathy Jamieson. Please say only two sentences in moving the amendment.
We now come to amendment 7, which is grouped with amendments 8 and 9.
I call Mr Monteith to move amendment 41.
We now move to amendment 42, which is grouped with amendment 45.
Amendment 43 moved—[Mr Monteith].
We move to amendment 44, which stands on its own, in the name of Helen Eadie.
Amendment 45, in the name of Dennis Canavan, has been debated with amendment 42.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-877, in the name of Mr Sam Galbraith, which proposes that the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc Bill be passed.
I have four questions to put as a result of today's business. The first is, that motion S1M-967, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, proposing that decision time begin at 5.30 pm on Thursday 22 June,...
We turn now to members' business. I apologise to the Rural Affairs Committee, which will meet immediately after this debate. It will be running about half an hour late. Would members who are...
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