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Wednesday 22 December 1999




Resignation of Member

The Presiding Officer wishes to inform members that he received a letter of resignation from Ian Welsh MSP on Tuesday 21 December 1999. In terms of rule 1.5 of the Standing Orders, Tuesday 21 December 1999 is treated as the date of the vacancy. Constituency vacancies are governed by section 9 of The Scotland Act 1999, which requires the Presiding Officer to fix the date of the poll. That date must be within a period of 3 months from the date of the vacancy.


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