Schedule 1 — Water Industry Commissioner and Customer Panels: Further Provision

Part of Water Industry (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:30 pm on 14th February 2002.

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Photo of Bristow Muldoon Bristow Muldoon Labour 12:30 pm, 14th February 2002

I have only two minutes; Mr Neil had plenty of time last week. I ask him to sit down.

The position that Fiona McLeod and Adam Ingram have expressed is a disgraceful attack on the integrity of those who stand for public appointments. It is also a disgraceful attack on the integrity of ministers. Fiona McLeod and Adam Ingram do not want to depoliticise the appointments process; they want to politicise it so that they can attack people who come into public life. Amendments 92, 93 and 95 should therefore be rejected.