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Schedule 1 — The Crofting Commission

Part of Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:15 am on 1st July 2010.

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Photo of John Scott John Scott Conservative 11:15 am, 1st July 2010

Once bitten, twice shy. I will not support Karen Gillon's amendments 202 and 203, as it will be impossible to ascertain whether someone is a civil partner or cohabitant.

I had sought to support Karen Gillon's efforts to establish gender balance in crofting elections in principle, but, sadly, the amendments that she has lodged will not achieve that without attracting unintended consequences. Therefore, we will support amendments 105 to 108.