Motion without notice

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:37 pm on 26th April 2000.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 2:37 pm, 26th April 2000

This is a new procedure. I am listening carefully to both speeches, which are supposed to relate to whether we need to debate the issue this afternoon. Mr Ewing put the case as to why he thought that it should be debated this afternoon. The minister either agrees or disagrees with him, but that is what he should stick to.