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REDUCTION IN MSPs

EDM (Early Day Motion) 270: tabled on 18 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that under the Scotland Act, any reduction in the number of Scottish honourable Members will automatically reduce the number of MSPs in the Scottish Parliament; and believes that the Scottish Parliament cannot properly function with less than its current 129 total; and further believes that although it is uncertain the Boundary Commission's final proposals will come into effect before the next general election, the Government should end the political uncertainty, by making a clear statement of intent, to amend the Scotland Act and keep 129 MSPs.