Business Motions

– in the Scottish Parliament at 2:30 pm on 5th March 2003.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid Scottish National Party 2:30 pm, 5th March 2003

The next item of business is consideration of business motions, starting with S1M-3985, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for this afternoon's stage 3 consideration of the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Bill.

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees that, during the Stage 3 proceedings on the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of those proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended)— Groups 1 to 4 - no later than 1 hour Groups 5 to 9 - no later than 2 hours Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 2 hours 30 minutes.—[Euan Robson.]

Motion agreed to.

Photo of George Reid George Reid Scottish National Party

The next business motion is S1M-3991, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a revised business programme.

Photo of Euan Robson Euan Robson Liberal Democrat 2:31 pm, 5th March 2003

Before I move the motion, I remind the chamber that its purpose is simply to move the timing of today's Procedures Committee debate to after the conclusion of the debate on the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Bill, as the Presiding Officer indicated this morning.

I move,

That the Parliament agrees as a revision to the programme of business agreed on 26 February 2003— Wednesday 5 March 2003 after—

"followed by Stage 3 of Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Bill" insert—

"followed by Procedures Committee motion on its 1st Report 2003: Report on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Legislative Matters, Motions and Lodging Written Questions, on its 2nd Report 2003: Report on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and on Changes to Standing Orders Concerning the remit of the European Committee contained in its 4th Report 2002."

Motion agreed to.