Business Motion

– in the Scottish Parliament at 12:11 pm on 24th June 1999.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 12:11 pm, 24th June 1999

The next item of business is consideration of the business motion from the Parliamentary Bureau, which sets out the business programme. As there is no amendment to the motion, the debate is restricted to 10 minutes, with one speaker for and one against. Any member who wishes to speak should indicate that by pressing the speak button now.

Photo of Tom McCabe Tom McCabe Labour 12:21 pm, 24th June 1999

Before I move the motion, it may assist both members and the public if I explain how the whole of the next week is to shape up in Parliament. Monday will be available to members for constituency duties and for preparatory work relating to their committee and chamber business commitments. Tuesday and Wednesday have been earmarked for committee work, details of which will be published in the business bulletin. On Thursday, the official opening ceremony of the Parliament will take place and will be attended by Her Majesty the Queen.

On Friday, the Parliament will meet for the first time with its full powers, and business on that day will be as follows. We will meet at 9.30 am to take oral questions. That will be followed at 10.15 am by a statement from the Minister for Communities on the McIntosh report, followed by a debate on that statement. Motions on the establishment of an independent committee of inquiry on student finance, on the appointment of members to committees and on the register of members' interests are also expected to be taken on that day.

After decision time on Friday, there will be a member's business debate on the subject of David Davidson's motion on the application of the urban waste water treatment directive to the fish processing industry.

Proposed business for after the recess will be notified to members via the business bulletin some time in mid-August, in advance of the Parliament resuming. Those proposals will be put to the Parliament as the first item of business on Wednesday 1 September.

I move,

That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-

Friday 2 July

TOP" width="17%">9.30 am Question Time
10.00 am Open Question Time

followed by, nolater than 10.15 Statement by the Minister for Communities and debate on the McIntosh Committee report
followed by, Motion to establish an Independent Committee of Inquiry on Student Finance
followed by , Motion on Appointments to Committees (to be taken without debate)
followed by , Motion on the Register of Members' Interests (to be taken without debate)
12.30 pm Decision Time
followed by Members' Business-
Debate on the subject of motion SM1-58 in the name of David Davidson on the fish processing industry
To be concluded no later than 30 minutes after the commencement of the debate without any question being put.

Wednesday 1 September

2.30 pm Business Motion
followed by, Executive Business
5.00 pm Decision Time
followed by, Members' Business

Thursday 2 September

9.30 am Executive Business
2.30 pm Question Time
3.00 pm Open Question Time
followed by, no later than 3.15 Executive Business
5.00 pm Decision Time
followed by, Members' Business

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

There are no speakers against the motion. The question is, that motion S1M-71, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

Question, That the meeting be now adjourned until 2.30 pm today, put and agreed to.- [Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]

Meeting adjourned at 12:24.

On resuming-