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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Answer that phone!

Don't you just hate it when your mobile phone goes off at the most inappropriate time?

Peter Black: I welcome this statement. The action plan on which you are consulting at present will be valuable in terms of skilling-up the workforce, enabling them to take the opportunities that, hopefully, will become available to them. The points made by David Davies and Janet Ryder on ELWa are valid. We are relying on ELWa to deliver large parts of this action plan, and, to do so, it will need adequate funding; it will have to get its act together on work-based-[Interruption.] I do not know if the First Minister wants to answer the phone-

The Presiding Officer: It is out of order for electronic equipment to go off in the Chamber, and it is even more out of order to draw attention to it.

Peter Black: I apologise, I did not mean to draw attention to the fact that the First Minister's phone had gone off. [Laughter.]

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