Wednesday, 24 April 2002
Scottish Parliament Wednesday 24 April 2002 (Afternoon) [THE PRESIDING OFFICER opened the meeting at 14:30]
To lead our time for reflection today I welcome the Rev John Butler, who is a minister of the Congregational Federation in Scotland.
The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Euan Robson to move business motion S1M-3025, which is the timetabling motion on stage 3 of the Freedom of...
Members should have before them a copy of the bill—SP Bill 36A, as amended at stage 2—the marshalled list, which contains the amendments that I have selected for debate, and the...
Amendment 61, in the name of Michael Matheson, is grouped with amendments 62, 65, 67, 68 and 69.
Amendment 63 is in a group on its own.
We move to the fifth group of amendments. Amendment 1 is grouped with amendment 2.
We move to group 6. Amendment 64, in the name of Donald Gorrie, is grouped with amendment 76. In terms of the limits that were set by the timetabling motion, we have only four minutes left, Mr...
We completed that group of amendments just before the bell. We now come to group 7. Amendment 12 is grouped with amendments 56, 22, 58, 28 and 36. I point out that amendment 12 does not pre-empt...
We move to group 8. Conscious that the clock stops at 16:21, I ask members to make their contributions tight, as I want to get in a debate on group 10. Amendment 57 is grouped with amendments...
Amendment 65 not moved.
Amendment 15 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace].
Amendment 66 is grouped with amendments 17 and 18. If amendment 66 is agreed to, members will not be able to vote on amendment 17.
Amendments 20 and 21 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace]—and agreed to.
Amendment 22 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace].
Amendment 67 not moved.
Amendment 68 not moved.
Amendment 69 not moved.
Amendment 24 stands in a group of its own.
Amendment 70 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 5 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 71 is in the name of Michael Matheson. I am afraid that the clock has beaten us, so I ask Mr Matheson only whether he is moving amendment 71.
Amendment 25 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 26 is also grouped on its own.
Amendment 27 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 72 is in a group on its own.
Amendment 28 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace].
Amendment 29 is grouped with amendments 30, 7 and 8.
Amendment 74, in the name of Bruce Crawford, is grouped with amendments 75, 10 and 11.
Amendment 31, in the name of the minister, is grouped with amendments 33 and 53.
Amendment 32, in the name of the minister, is in a group on its own.
Amendment 33 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace]—and agreed to.
Amendment 76 not moved.
Amendment 36 moved—[Dr Richard Simpson]—and agreed to.
I call Robin Harper formally to move amendment 11, which was debated with amendment 74. [Interruption.] I think that all the technicalities have surprised Mr Harper. Does any other member feel...
Amendment 78 is grouped with amendments 42 to 47, 79, 48 to 51, 80 and 52.
Amendment 53 moved—[Mr Jim Wallace]—and agreed to.
The next item of business is a debate on motion S1M-2855, in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, which seeks agreement that the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill be passed.
There is one question to be put as a result of today's business. The question is, that motion S1M-2855, in the name of Jim Wallace, asking that the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill be...
The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S1M-2950, in the name of Fiona McLeod, on the United Nations children's summit on 8 to 10 May 2002. The debate will be...
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