Commonwealth Day 2006

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:59 pm on 16 March 2006.

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Photo of Trish Godman Trish Godman Labour 4:59, 16 March 2006

The final item of business today is a members' business debate on motion S2M-4060, in the name of Sylvia Jackson, on Commonwealth day 2006. The debate will be concluded without any question being put.

Motion debated,

That the Parliament recognises the valuable role of the Commonwealth in strengthening relationships between nations across the world; welcomes the continued contribution of Scotland and its people to those relationships; reaffirms its support for the work of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA); notes that this year the CPA Scotland Branch and the Scottish Executive have, as a key focus, continued to develop relationships with Malawi; notes Scotland's longstanding work, particularly in the area of health, throughout the Commonwealth, and commends the theme of Commonwealth Day this year, "Health and Vitality - the Commonwealth Challenge", which highlights the relevance of health, as illustrated in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.