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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:03 pm on 21st November 2007.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:03 pm, 21st November 2007

The result of the division is: For 62, Against 3, Abstentions 53.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament recognises the importance of creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish and notes the publication of The Government Economic Strategy, which sets out the Scottish Government's approach to aligning the public, private and voluntary sectors to achieve this objective and, recognising the importance of small businesses to the Scottish economy, calls on the Scottish Government, if additional resources become available, to prioritise the acceleration of the full implementation of the reductions in business rates for small businesses announced in the budget on 14 November 2007.