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– in the Scottish Parliament at 4:20 pm on 6th September 2001.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 4:20 pm, 6th September 2001

There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. [ Interruption. ] I hope that members are concentrating.

The first question is, that motion S1M-2133, in the name of Alex Neil, on behalf of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, on the impact of the new economy, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament notes the 6th Report, 2001 of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee on the impact of the new economy (SP Paper 355).

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The second question is, that motion S1M-2156, in the name of Angus MacKay, on the financial resolution in respect of the Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

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The third question is, that motion S1M-2164, in the name of Sarah Boyack, that the Erskine Bridge Toll Bill be passed, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 6

For: Aitken, Bill, Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Davidson, Mr David, Deacon, Susan, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Eadie, Helen, Finnie, Ross, Fitzpatrick, Brian, Fraser, Murdo, Gallie, Phil, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Gorrie, Donald, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harding, Mr Keith, Henry, Hugh, Hughes, Janis, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Johnstone, Alex, Kerr, Mr Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McIntosh, Mrs Lyndsay, McLeish, Henry, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNulty, Des, Monteith, Mr Brian, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Mundell, David, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Tosh, Mr Murray, Wallace, Ben, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Young, John
Against: Adam, Brian, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Fabiani, Linda, Grahame, Christine, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McGugan, Irene, McLeod, Fiona, Morgan, Alasdair, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Sturgeon, Nicola, Ullrich, Kay, Welsh, Mr Andrew, White, Ms Sandra

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

The result of the division is: For 78, Against 26, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Erskine Bridge Tolls Bill be passed.

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The fourth question is, that motion S1M-2149, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on committee membership, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the following Members be appointed to Committees with effect from 6 September 2001— Christine Grahame to replace Alasdair Morgan on the Justice 1 Committee, Margaret Ewing to replace Christine Grahame on the Justice 2 Committee, Stewart Stevenson to replace Margo MacDonald on the Justice 2 Committee and to replace Margaret Ewing on the Rural Development Committee, Adam Ingram to replace Bruce Crawford on the Transport and the Environment Committee, Gil Paterson to replace Linda Fabiani on the Equal Opportunities Committee, Tricia Marwick and Sandra White to replace Kenneth Gibson and Gil Paterson on the Local Government Committee, Kenneth Gibson and Linda Fabiani to replace Sandra White and Brian Adam on the Social Justice Committee, Fiona Hyslop to replace Brian Adam on the Procedures Committee, Alasdair Morgan and Brian Adam to replace Andrew Wilson and Adam Ingram on the Finance Committee, Colin Campbell to replace Kenny MacAskill on the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

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The fifth question is, that motion S1M-2137, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on the designation of lead committees, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Justice 1 Committee.

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The sixth question is, that motion S1M-2166, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on rule 2.3.1, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees the following dates under Rule 2.3.1: 18 - 22 February 2002 inclusive, 29 March - 12 April 2002 inclusive, 1 July - 30 August 2002 inclusive, 7 - 18 October 2002 inclusive and 23 December 2002 - 3 January 2003 inclusive.

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The seventh question is, that motion S1M-2167, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on sitting days, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that between 7 January 2002 and 3 January 2003 (inclusive) the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 29 March, 1 April, 6 May, 31 May, 3 June, 4 June, 29 November, 24 December (PM), 25 December, 26 December 2002, 1 January 2003 and 2 January 2003.

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That concludes decision time exceptionally early.