Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

– in the Scottish Parliament at 2:35 pm on 9th November 2005.

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Photo of Trish Godman Trish Godman Labour 2:35 pm, 9th November 2005

I will make the usual announcements about the procedures that will follow. First, we will deal with amendments to the bill, after which we will move to the debate on the motion to pass the bill.

For the amendments, members should have in front of them SP bill 38A—the bill as amended at stage 2—the marshalled list and the groupings, which I have agreed. During consideration of the amendments, the division bell will sound and proceedings will be suspended for five minutes for the first division. The period of voting for the first division will be 30 seconds. Thereafter, I will allow a voting period of one minute for the first division after the debate. All other divisions will be 30 seconds. The use of the division bell in stage 3 proceedings was agreed by the Parliamentary Bureau as part of the protocol on the use of the division bell.