Parliamentary Bureau Motion

– in the Scottish Parliament at 2:55 pm on 1st March 2007.

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Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative 2:55 pm, 1st March 2007

The next item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-5666, in the name of Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for stage 3 consideration of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill. I invite any member who wishes to speak against the motion to press their request-to-speak button now.

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 and 2: 35 minutes Groups 3 and 4: 1 hour 5 minutes Groups 5, 6 and 7: 1 hour 20 minutes.—[Ms Margaret Curran.]

Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative

Two members wish to speak against the motion. Do they really mean to do so?

Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party

No, Presiding Officer. I pressed my request-to-speak button earlier, when trying to get in during question time.

Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative

I understand. In fact, no members now wish to speak against the motion.

Motion agreed to.