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Business Motion

– in the Scottish Parliament on 19th December 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-20250, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a timetable for stage 3 consideration of the Referendums (Scotland) Bill.

I call Graeme Dey to move the motion.

The Presiding Officer:

It is all right, Mr Dey—it is Christmas.

Photo of Richard Lyle Richard Lyle Scottish National Party

I’ll vote for that—[

Interruption

.]

The Presiding Officer:

There is a counter-coup behind you, Mr Russell.

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees that, during stage 3 of the Referendums (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated, those time limits 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 to 4: 1 hour

Groups 5 to 7: 1 hour 35 minutes

Groups 8 to 11: 2 hours 15 minutes.—[

Graeme Dey

]

Motion agreed to.