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Decision time

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MSPs voted unanimously to pass the Ure Elder Fund Transfer and Dissolution Bill during decision time on 3 March 2010.

They then unanimously passed an amended motion from Housing and Communities Minister Alex Neil on the need for regeneration of communities across Scotland.

Labour MSP Johann Lamont's amendment, which said the genuine engagement of the community was vital if real change was to be brought about, was also passed without opposition.

The Conservative MSP Jamie McGrigor's amendment, which praised the New Life for Urban Scotland initiative and the £60m Town Centre Regeneration Fund, was passed unanimously.

Liberal Democrat MSP Ross Finnie's amendment, which called on the government to bring forward detailed proposals on how it intends to deliver its regeneration ambitions, was passed with 65 MSPs voting for it, and no-one voting against and with 45 abstentions.

Minor legislation relating to the proposed Aberdeen bypass was passed by the parliament, with opposition from the Green party.

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