Ministers and Junior Ministers

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:30 am on 21st May 2003.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 9:30 am, 21st May 2003

The next item of business is consideration of motions on the appointment of Scottish ministers and junior Scottish ministers. I will ask the First Minister to move motion S2M-52, on the appointment of Scottish ministers and to speak to both the motions in his name. I will then invite members to move the amendments that I have selected. I will then ask the First Minister to move formally motion S2M-53, on the appointment of junior ministers. As no amendments to that motion have been lodged, I then intend to move straight to open debate on both motions. The Deputy First Minister will wind up the debate and I will put the questions on both motions and all amendments.