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Business Motion

– in the Scottish Parliament at 3:00 pm on 16th September 2004.

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Photo of Trish Godman Trish Godman Labour 3:00 pm, 16th September 2004

The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-1702, in the name of Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for the stage 3 consideration of the Tenements (Scotland) Bill. Would any member who wishes to speak against the motion press their request-to-speak button now and would anyone leaving please do so quietly?

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Tenements (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 to 4 - no later than 30 minutes Groups 5 to 8 - no later than 45 minutes Groups 9 to 11 - no later than 1 hour and 15 minutes Groups 12 to 16 - no later than 1 hour and 30 minutes Motion to pass the Bill - 2 hours.—[Patricia Ferguson.]

Motion agreed to.