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Job Losses (Dumfries and Galloway)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:23 pm on 16th June 1999.

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Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative 5:23 pm, 16th June 1999

On a point of order. I understand that there is provision in the standing orders to extend debates in certain circumstances. It is a pity that two members were unable to participate in this debate and that the comments of the Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning had to be abbreviated. Members are not awfully familiar with many of the niceties of the standing orders, and it might be useful if you, Mr Deputy Presiding Officer, could arrange for an explanation of how we might protract a debate when another 10 minutes might make a difference to be given in a future business bulletin.