Parliamentary Bureau Motion

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 1:00 pm on 13th February 2002.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid Scottish National Party 1:00 pm, 13th February 2002

Order. The next item of business is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion and an amendment to that motion. As today is the first time that an amendment has been lodged to a business motion, I want to explain the procedure.

Standing orders state that there can be only one speaker for and one against the business motion and any amendment to that motion. Today, therefore, there will be four speakers. No one else has the right to contribute to the debate. Each of the speakers will have a maximum of five minutes—they do not need to take all that time—and the debate cannot last longer than 30 minutes.

I ask Euan Robson to move motion S1M-2742, which is a timetabling motion on the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill.