Business Motion

– in the Scottish Parliament at 9:15 am on 8th March 2007.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 9:15 am, 8th March 2007

Good morning. The first item of business is consideration of business motion S2M-5712, in the name of Margaret Curran, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for stage 3 consideration of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Bill.

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (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 each of the morning and the afternoon being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 4: 35 minutes Groups 5 to 7: 1 hour Groups 8 and 9: 1 hour 35 minutes Groups 10 and 11: 2 hours Groups 12 and 13: 2 hours 25 minutes Groups 14 to 16: 3 hours.—[Ms Margaret Curran.]

Motion agreed to.