Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3

– in the Scottish Parliament at 9:17 am on 7th December 2006.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 9:17 am, 7th December 2006

The next item of business is stage 3 proceedings on the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill. Members should have in front of them the bill as amended at stage 2; the marshalled list, which contains all the amendments that have been selected for debate; a supplement to the marshalled list, which contains one manuscript amendment; and the groupings, which I have agreed. Amendment 154, as shown on the supplement to the marshalled list, will be debated with the amendments in group 3 and considered after amendment 72.

The division bell will sound and proceedings will be suspended for five minutes for the first division this morning. The period of voting for that division will be 30 seconds. Thereafter, I will allow a voting period of one minute for the first division after a debate; all other divisions will be 30 seconds.