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SCOTLAND'S MPs TO DEBATE SCOTLAND IN THE WORLD

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The Scottish Grand Committee will debate Scotland In The World when it meets in Edinburgh on January 13 for a varie...
The Scottish Grand Committee will debate Scotland In The World when it meets in Edinburgh on January 13 for a varied day's business which members of the public will be welcome to attend.

Foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind will open the debate at 11.15am on the government-chosen topic in the City Chambers.

After speeches by opposition spokespersons and contributions by other members, the debate will be closed by the Scottish secretary Michael Forsyth, finishing at 1.30pm.

Business that day will open at 1030 am with oral questions to the secretary of state and his ministerial colleagues at the Scottish office covering all aspects of their responsibilities.

After the main debate, a second reading debate lasting up to an hour will take place on the government's Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Bill, a measure placing new duties on councils.

The last item on the committee's agenda will be a half-hour adjournment debate opened by Charles Kennedy MP on Skye Bridge Tolls.

A reply on behalf of the government will be given by Scottish office minister Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.

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