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Chamber Desk Arrangements during the Christmas Recess

The Chamber Desk will close at 1.00 pm on Monday 24 December. It will reopen at 10.00 am on Thursday 3 January 2008 and close at 4.00 pm that day. On 4 January it will also open at 10.00 am and close at 4.00pm. Normal opening arrangements will resume on Monday 7 January.

Motions that members wish to appear in the Business Bulletin on 7 January should be lodged by 2.30 pm on Friday 4 January.

General and Themed Question Time - 17 January 2008

Members are reminded that the Parliament has agreed that the deadline for submitting names for General and Themed Question Times on 17 January 2008 is 12 noon on Thursday 3 January. Members whose names are selected will be notified on that day and their names will appear in the Business Bulletin on Monday 7 January.

The theme for this Themed Question Time will be Health and Wellbeing.

Business Bulletins during the Christmas Period

The final Business Bulletin for 2007 will be published on Friday 21 December 2007. Members may wish to note that, after that, the next Business Bulletin will be published on Monday 7 January 2008.

Summary of Today’s Business

Meeting of the Parliament

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Members’ Business – debate on the subject of S3M-953 Bill Butler: Support Project Scotland

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Climate Change Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

4.30 pm Decision Time

For full details of today’s business, see Section A. For full details of the future business, see sections B and C.


The sections which appear in today’s Business Bulletin are in bold


Section A: Today’s Business

- Meetings of Committees

- Meeting of the Parliament

Section B: Future Meetings of the Parliament

Section C: Future Meetings of Committees

Section D: Oral Questions

- Questions selected for First Minister’s Question Time

- Questions selected for response by Ministers and Junior Scottish Ministers at Question Time

Section E: Written Questions – New Questions for Written Answer

Section F: Motions and Amendments

Section G: Bills

- New Bills introduced

- New amendments to Bills

- Members’ Bills proposals

Section H: New Documents – New documents laid before the Parliament and Committee Reports published

Section I: Petitions – New Public Petitions

Section J: Progress of Legislation – Progress of Bills and Subordinate Legislation