Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:02 pm on 30th October 2002.
The final item of business is a members' business debate on motion S1M-3388, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on the 50 th anniversary of the Nordic Council. The debate will be concluded without any questions being put. I invite those members who are leaving the chamber to do so as quickly as possible.
That the Parliament congratulates the Nordic Council on its 50th anniversary; notes the benefits that the council has brought to the peoples, regions and nations of the Nordic area in terms of social, political and economic co-operation; sees the organisation as a potential model for the peoples, regions and nations of the islands of Britain and Ireland, and believes that closer political ties and links with the Nordic Council and between the Scottish Executive and the Nordic Council of Ministers should be developed.