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BIPA Plenary debate

Conservative MSP John Scott led a member's debate on the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (BIPA) Autumn Plenary on 13 November 2012.

In his motion Mr Scott welcomed the 45th plenary of the BIPA to Scotland, which took place in Glasgow on 22 and 23 October 2012.

Mr Scott thinks that that the assembly has played a significant role since its establishment in 1990 to promote understanding and cooperation between the legislators of these islands.

He welcomed the opportunity that the Glasgow plenary provided to discuss matters of mutual concern and to cooperate in finding imaginative solutions to common challenges.

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "by sharing our experiences we can learn from each other".

Ms Hyslop added: "the role of individual parliamentarians in BIPA is really important because we have to test ourselves in what we do".

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